February 2, 2018, 11:44 pm
Frank Ntilikina scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in just 17 minutes off the bench in Friday’s loss to the Bucks.
The game was tight and Jeff Hornacek decided to roll with Jarrett Jack (11 points, seven boards, seven assists, two steals, one three, 32 minutes), passing up a great opportunity to develop the lottery pick in important situations. The good news for Ntilikina speculators is that this is a step up for him and Trey Burke was a DNP-CD. Frankie Smokes is still a stash that has top-50 upside in a very best-case scenario if he gets totally let loose. That math gets bad as you go down the ladder and owners have to weigh that out as a stash.