As expected, the New York Knicks went with international prospect Frank Ntilikina with their first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
The last time the New York Knicks took an international prospect, it worked out. For a little while anyway. They decided to go in the same direction this year when they took French point guard Frank Ntilikina.
The team has been infatuated with Ntilikina for over a year. The team reportedly has been scouting the 18-year-old for more than any other team. He worked out at Carmelo Anthony‘s gym with one New York’s old coaches.
It’s no surprise that the Knicks regime went with Ntilikina as their first-round pick. He’s a triangle point guard.
What attracted Jackson to him is the fact that he’s a bigger guard who is pass first and a willing defender.
Now all that’s left is to wonder whether or not Kristaps Porzingis will be a Knick by the end of the night. The life of a Knicks fan!