The New York Knicks are high on draft prospect Frank Ntilikina. A former scout with the team had good things to say about the point guard.
The 18-year-old received some words of encouragement from a former team employee. Apparently, he’d fit in well with Kristaps Porzingis.
“He’s a killer,’’ former Knicks European scout Tim Shea told The Post. “Definitely a lottery pick, top 7. Right now he’s a backup, but he can get out there and he’d be great for Kristaps [Porzingis]. He’d be happy to see him, too.’’
In DraftExpress.com’s latest mock draft, Ntilikina is selected 11th by the Charlotte Hornets. He’s 10th in the site’s top 100 prospects.
Per Berman, Shea talks about Frank’s strengths and weaknesses.
“He’s got big hands, quick hands who gets steals, passing ability,’’ said Shea, who lives in Spain and works for the analytics consulting firm GSA. “He doesn’t have his shot 100 percent yet — it’s still developing, it’s good not great — but he’s a point guard, intelligent on the floor.’’
Taking an international prospect is always a risk, but it worked out the last time New York gave it a go.