I love how there’s not even any new information about Frank to share, but Berman still managed to put out this article.
Incredibly, Frank Ntilikina, the Knicks’ 2017 lottery pick, is now the team’s longest-tenured player, along with Damyean Dotson.
Ntilikina played like he wants to stay that way when he led the French National Team to a bronze medal in the FIBA World Cup earlier this month.
As the 6-6 point guard arrives from France later this week to gear up for his third Knicks training camp, which starts Monday, scouting guru Nick Hauselman put up a six-minute Ntilikina video Wednesday on his YouTube scouting channel.
It served as a rave review of the Frenchman’s performance that included outplaying Team USA’s point guard Kemba Walker in France’s stunning quarterfinal upset.
Here’s the video…
And here’s Hauselman talking to the Post,
“The big thing was his willingness to shoot the basketball from distance, and his ability to hit floaters was 1B,” Hauselman told The Post. “That’s something he had been terrible at. Suddenly he’s nailing those. He wasn’t passing up shots. It looked like that was changing with FIBA — catching and shooting, shooting off the dribble, being much more decisive.”
“There’s so many NBA players out there and he did well against Team USA,” Hauselman said. “I don’t want to temper it too much. They’re all good players. If he can do that skill against those guys, he should be able to do it in the NBA. Finishing with those floaters is the only question. NBA big men are bigger, faster, stronger. But shooting should be the same.”