So is the Knicks’ point guard of the future the Knicks’ two guard of the future? “I’m learning every day,” Frank Ntilikina said after practice Wednesday in Tarrytown. “I want to bring everything to the team. Either on the point-guard position or the 2 position. If coach wanted me to play the 5, I would have to eat, obviously.” Yeah, the 6-foot-5, 190-pound, 19-year-old could use a little bulk if he wants to be the team’s best banger. Otherwise, he’s fine for either backcourt spot. He was drafted with the eighth pick in June and projected to be the guy to finally stabilize the point-guard spot. The Knicks have lacked that continuity for years. There were the expected struggles — don’t forget, he’s 19. Then, at the trade deadline, the Knicks acquired Emmanuel Mudiay, another young (21), athletic, 6-5 point guard. Coach Jeff Hornacek has been pairing the two and likes what he has seen with Ntilikina off the ball. Hornacek said the rookie has looked comfortable so far.
Frank Ntilikina displaying unexpected versatility at guard
New York Post | Mar 1