December 14, 2017, 11:44 pm
Frank Ntilikina dished out eight dimes for the Knicks in 27 minutes off the bench in Thursday’s win over the Nets.
The rookie has been flourishing in recent games, averaging 9.2 PPG, 4.6 APG and 2.0 SPG over his last five. His seven points, five boards, eight dimes and two steals in this game overshadowed Jarrett Jack‘s eight points and three assists in 22 minutes as a starter. Ntilikina should claim that starting role before the season is over and it’s really just a matter of him being in the right place mentally before coach Hornacek hands him the reigns. Stash him now for a potential strong second-half of 2017-18.