New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina played a key role in helping France knock off the United States in the FIBA World Cup on Wednesday.
Ntilikina has struggled in the first two years of his career, showing occasional flashes but mostly looking raw and likely to be traded from the Knicks, who selected him with the eighth pick in the 2017 draft.
Heading into a crucial third season in which he must prove his place in the NBA, Wednesday’s performance was the type of game Ntilikina will need to put together consistently in 2019-20.
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The New York Knicks may have been the only team that got some enjoyment of Team USA’s early exit at the hands of France at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.
Third-year Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina played a key role in helping France end USA Basketball’s 58-game win streak with NBA players in international basketball.
Ntilikina could state his case for having been the best guard on the floor in the fourth quarter, ahead of even stars like Kemba Walker and Donovan Mitchell. The 21-year-old Ntilikina helped swing momentum back toward France in the final frame with his full-court pressure on Team USA’s guards, …read more
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