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  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. is set to start on Friday vs. the Pelicans.

    It would appear Smith has a slight edge on Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina for the starting point guard slot on opening night. However, when your coach is David Fizdale things can change quickly. DSJ will be joined in the starting lineup by Wayne Ellington, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle and Mitchell Robinson.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina is unlikely to play on Friday, with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton splitting the point guard minutes.

    Ntilikina is off the injury report so this is probably not a great sign for his rotation prospects. He's off the radar outside of deeper formats, though with the way the Knicks change up their rotations he may get back in the mix shortly.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) will be available to play Wednesday against the Hawks.

    Ntilikina is in competition for the starting point guard role with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton. Monitor this competition to see who wins out once the regular season arrives.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. will start at point guard in Wednesday's preseason game vs. the Hawks.

    DSJ is in a competition for the starting point guard role with Frank Ntilikina and Elfrid Payton. Kevin Knox, Bobby Portis, R.J. Barrett, and Marcus Morris will join DSJ in the starting lineup. Wednesday's game will give coach Fizdale an opportunity to see how DSJ runs with the starting unit.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday's preseason matchup against the Hawks.

    Coach Fizdale told reporters on Tuesday that the last two preseason games will be "huge" in determining who will start at point guard for the Knicks on opening night. This leads us to believe that Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr., and Elfrid Payton will all see time in Wednesday's game against the Hawks and Friday's preseason finale against the Pelicans. With an open competition for the point guard spot, all three players are better left undrafted outside of deep leagues in lieu of more stable options.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, David Fizdale said that the next two games will be 'huge' in determining his opening night starter at point guard.

    Frank Ntilikina is competing with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton but no one seems to have the edge right now. DSJ will play on Wednesday night against the Hawks, after missing the first two preseason games with a back strain, and he will get the chance to impress his coach. Fizdale also mentioned that he wants to put the ball to RJ Barrett’s hands, while he sees Julius Randle and Marcus Morris as potential non-point guard ball-handlers in his offense, so this is definitely a situation to avoid for now.

    Source: SNY.tv

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina (sore groin) returned to practice on Tuesday and is questionable to face the Hawks in Wednesday's preseason game.

    Ntilikina figures to return to a deep reserve role for the Knicks this year. Ntilikina was on the trade block this summer, and a move to another team is plausible and could bring life back into his fantasy value.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina missed Monday's practice because of a sore groin.

    Though Ntilikina missed ample time with groin problems last season, the Knicks believe that this current injury isn't serious. After a strong World Cup, Ntilikina figures to go back to a deep reserve role in New York. The fantasy community would welcome a trade, as Ntilikina's defensive prowess might be allowed to turn into stats in another organization.

    Source: Knicks PR on Twitter

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Knicks GM Scott Perry gave no assurances on whether the Knicks will pick up the fourth-year option on point guard Frank Ntilikina’s rookie contract.

    “We have until Oct. 31 to do that and we won’t discuss any contract things in detail,” Perry said. “So that’s all I’m going to tell you right now.” Ntilikina will be in camp after failed efforts to move him over the summer, but what the future holds for the 2017 lottery pick remains a mystery. The French guard played in just 43 games in what was a disappointing and injury-riddled second year in the NBA, averaging 5.7 points, 2.8 assists, and 2.0 rebounds over 21 minutes per game while shooting 33.7 percent from the floor and 28.7 percent from three-point range.

    Source: NY Post

  • Dennis Smith Jr.
    PG, New York Knicks

    Knicks head coach David Fizdale said that Dennis Smith Jr., Elfrid Payton, and Frank Ntilikina are all being considered for the Knicks' starting point guard role.

    Smith should be considered the front-runner after being acquired in the Kristaps Porzingis trade last season. However, it makes sense for the Knicks to keep their options open. Smith averaged 14.7 points and 5.4 assists during 21 games after the trade.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Evan Fournier
    SF, Orlando Magic

    Evan Fournier scored 16 points to lead France in their semifinal loss to Argentina by the score of 80-66.

    This was a really poor showing all around in an elimination game by the French team. Fournier scored an inefficient 16 and was joined by Frank Ntilikina's 16 as two of just three French players in double figures.

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina started for France and had 11 points and three assists, helping his team advance to the World Cup Semifinals.

    Ntilikina made a key three with about a minute remaining in the game that put Team USA on the ropes for good. The French guard had an excellent defensive presence, helping limit Kemba Walker to just 10 points on 2-of-9 shooting. Overall, he’s been having an impressive tournament playing under a system and proving to be ready to contribute on both ends of the floor. The point guard situation in New York is a mess though and it’s unclear if he will at least be able to crack Dave Fizdale’s rotation this year.

    Source: FIBA.basketball

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina was tremendous against Team Jordan on Tuesday with 12 points, five assists, five rebounds, three steals, two treys and a block for good measure.

    Ntilikina has been on the trade block for what seems like forever, and a productive tournament on the world stage could heat up his market by teams looking for backcourt depth. France next gears up for a matchup with the Domincan Republic on Thursday.

    Source: FIBA

  • Frank Ntilikina
    PG, New York Knicks

    Frank Ntilikina is expected to miss Summer League and play for the French National team in the World Cup instead according to Stefan Bondy of New York Daily News.

    Ntilikina's career with the Knicks has been disappointingly uneventful and rumored to be close to ending for a while now. His absence at Summer League won't affect the Knicks much as they likely continue to field trade calls for him.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter