As the New York Knicks focus on developing their young point guards in Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke, there looks like there might not be enough room for their 2018 Lottery Pick, Frank Ntilikina.
There are supposedly four teams that have confirmed their interest in Ntilikina, these clubs are the Grizzlies, Magic, Suns, and Timberwolves.
Knicks reporter Mike Vorkunov confirmed the interest of the four clubs through twitter.
Have heard that Minnesota also has interest in Frank Ntilikina, along with the Magic. @SBondyNYDN reported that the Grizzlies have inquired about the Knicks PG, and @IanBegley reported that the Suns reached out to the Knicks to express interest in him.
— Mike Vorkunov (@MikeVorkunov) December 1, 2018
The Phoenix Suns have been interested in the Knicks guard for a while now with the franchise reaching out to the Knicks earlier this season when the side wasn’t ready to give him up. There’s no confirmation yet from the Knicks side of things on whether Ntilikina will be staying or going but the Suns are certainly one of the front runners if he is traded.
According to Ringer, Ntilikina is not as good as everyone expected.
“I hate to report this to Knick fans, everyone I talked to was out on [Ntilikina], and it’s quick. He’s not a point guard, they’ve been playing him at backup shooting guard, and he hit some shots early in the season, but the kid can’t shoot. And it was not a good report.”
There has also been plenty rumors about a fifth club, the Brooklyn Nets. However, it has been reported that the Nets have completely denied any interest in the 20-year-old young talent.
Told Nets do NOT have interest in Ntilikina. No talks between Knicks and Nets
— NetsDaily.com (@NetsDaily) December 2, 2018
Ntilikina has averaged just 5.9 points per game along with 2.7 assists per game in 23.1 minutes per game. It clearly hasn’t been the guard’s preferred start to his career after he was selected as the eighth pick in the 2017 draft. A new start at a new club may be just what he needs to revamp his career.