Due to these reasons, there's no surprise that the Ntilikina trade rumors have been picking up steam. If the Knicks are to trade away the young French point guard and are lucky enough to snag possibly a late first or early second round pick, there is a player who may be available as a possible replacement. That player is Matisse Thybulle of the Washington Huskies.
The point guard battle has been a topic of discussion all season for the New York Knicks. In the first half of the season, Trey Burke, Emmanuel Mudiay, and Frank Ntilikina were battling each other for minutes. The eventual winner of that battle was Mudiay. Now, Burke has left via trade, and Dennis Smith Jr. replaced him in the battle for point guard supremacy.
First-round pick Kevin Knox has all the ability in the world to be a great player down the line. Unfortunately, he's had a rocky rookie season. Undrafted free agent Allonzo Trier has also been a pleasant find, but he has struggled for consistency in his play lately. The one shining gem that has stood out is the second-round pick, Mitchell Robinson.
...with three minutes remaining, the Knicks revved up their orange and blue tank's engine and drove it across Madison Square Garden's hardwood court.