Frank Ntilikina was made available after a 3-and-a-half week absence from a sprained left knee, Knicks manager Tom Thibodeau said bluntly that the club’s 2017 lottery win does not yet play a role.
It’s just another hurdle in Ntilikina’s rocky Knicks career that could end by the end of March trade deadline. According to sources, fans of him in France want him out of New York at this juncture.
“We have a rotation right now, but things can change,” Thibodeau said after Monday’s practice in Salt Lake City.
The 1.8-meter-tall point guard sprained his MCL early in the game against the Cavaliers on December 29. He’s out on New Years Eve and hasn’t played a minute yet in 2021. When he gets minutes, wear a knee brace.