Knicks exercise option on Frank Ntilikina
NBA.com Global on Oct 16, 2018 07:19 AM
ORLANDO, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Frank Ntilikina #11 of the New York Knicks handles the ball against the Orlando Magic on February 22, 2018 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
New York Knicks press release
NEW YORK - The New York Knicks announced today that the team has exercised its third-year option on guard Frank Ntilikina.
Ntilikina, 6-6, 200-pounds, averaged 5.9 points, 3.2 assists and 2.3 rebounds over 78 games (nine starts) as a rookie last season. The 20-year-old became the youngest player in franchise history to appear in a game on Oct. 19, 2017 and represented the franchise int he 2018 Rising Stars Challenge in Los Angeles, CA. The native of Strasbourg, France was originally selected by New York with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.