New York Knicks’ rookie Frank Ntilikina will be a part of the All-Star weekends festivities this year.
To the surprise of everyone, New York Knicks rookie point guard was added to the Rising Stars Challenges during this year’s All-Star break in Los Angeles.
Ntilikina will be a part of the World team, who will of course face off against the United States team. It’s game that features some of the best rookies and second-year players in the league today. It will take place on February 16th at the Staples Center.
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Here is Ntilikina’s reaction to being named a Rising NBA All-Star.
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While Ntilikina has had his ups and downs on the offensive end of the floor this season, he’s shown that as a defender he can hang with some of the best players in the NBA.
Hopefully being added to this event will boost Ntilikina’s confidence and help him take off during the second half of the season. So far he’s been averaging five points and three assists per game while coming off the bench behind veteran Jarrett Jack.
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