The New York Knicks announced that first-round draft pick Frank Ntilikina has officially signed his rookie contract.
Frank Ntilikina is officially a member of the New York Knicks. The No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft signed his rookie contract on Friday.
The news was announced by the team via Twitter, @NY_KnicksPR.
New York Knickerbockers General Manager Steve Mills announced that first-round draft choice Frank Ntilikina has been signed to a contract. pic.twitter.com/uqnvmKMubd
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 5, 2017
A top-ten pick signing a rookie deal is just a formality, but if Frank is successful, this is a day that we will remember for a long time.
The youngster apparently felt the same way because he brought his mother along to witness the happy occasion.
Frank Ntilikina has officially signed his rookie contract. Mother came to witness event. pic.twitter.com/5Hby82fVxg
— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) July 5, 2017
Knicks fans are eager to see their new young star in action. His status as an international prospect, while it makes him intriguing, also makes him almost a complete unknown.
Unfortunately, Ntilikina has been sidelined for all of the summer league with a knee injury so that Knicks fans won’t get their first look at him until the preseason.
The Knicks dropped to 0-4 in summer league after today’s loss.