New York Knicks’ point guard Frank Ntilikina will be making a mistake by training in France during the offseason.
Despite the fact that New York Knicks’ point guard Frank Ntilikina hasn’t had a great rookie season so far, he doesn’t plan on training this summer in New York. He told the NY Post that he’ll be heading back to France.
“I will probably come back home, but I will take care of working on my game,’’ Ntilikina said. “I will make sure I will come back stronger and even better.”
These means that Ntilikina won’t play in the Las Vegas Summer League, where he could certainly get better facing off against other young NBA players. He did say that he will visit New York.
“I will come back [to New York] to make sure the team is ready to have a great season next year,’’ Ntilikina said.
As home sick as Ntilikina might be, going back to France over the summer is not a smart move when it comes to his development given the fact that he won’t be able to work with the Knicks coaches, who could end up being a new staff if Jeff Hornacek is fired after the season.
I can’t imagine that the Knicks will be OK with Ntilikina leaving during the summer with everything they have invested in him.
Don’t be surprised if players like Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke and up starting next season ahead of Ntilikina if his workout regime in France doesn’t help him get where he needs to be for next season.
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