Knicks are ready to give Frank Ntilikina a major defensive test

Knicks are ready to give Frank Ntilikina a major defensive test

David Fizdale was not kidding around about the Knicks playing position-less basketball. Coming Friday night to the Garden: Frank Ntilikina versus a power forward. “You might see that next game,” Fizdale said Thursday after practice, ahead of the preseason finale against the…

Kevin Knox has rim-rocking day in Knicks summer-league debut

Kevin Knox has rim-rocking day in Knicks summer-league debut

LAS VEGAS — Kevin Knox’s 8-for-20 shooting line doesn’t tell the whole tale of a summer-league debut filled with rocking rims and an ocean of promise for the Knicks’ 2018 lottery pick. Though Knox tailed off in the second half, the 18-year-old…

How Fizdale, Knicks are helping Ntilikina get into attack mode

How Fizdale, Knicks are helping Ntilikina get into attack mode

LAS VEGAS — Knicks coach David Fizdale invited Frank Ntilikina to his hotel room Wednesday morning for breakfast and basketball. They pored over film of Tuesday’s first summer-league practice, Fizdale showing the 19-year-old Frenchman, among other things, where he could have been…

Clyde Frazier touts Porzingis, makes Knicks draft request

Clyde Frazier touts Porzingis, makes Knicks draft request

Walt Frazier joined forces with probable No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton on Monday at a pop-up shop across the street from Barclays Center — site of Thursday night’s NBA draft. A new run of Puma Clyde sneakers are back, and the company,…

Frank Ntilikina is showing a new side to his game

Frank Ntilikina is showing a new side to his game

CLEVELAND — As the Knicks’ season shuts down Wednesday in Cleveland, a light bulb has turned on inside French rookie Frank Ntilikina’s head. Although it’s probably too late for Ntilikina to make one of the two All-Rookie Teams, the 6-foot-5 point guard…

LeBron is only one not laughing at Knicks recruiting banner

LeBron is only one not laughing at Knicks recruiting banner

LeBron James is playing nice. James had no snarky reaction to a billboard hanging near the Garden that challenged him to join the Knicks next season. The billboard contained a white Knicks jersey with his number 23 and “King of New York?…

Where Ntilikina must improve if he’s to survive in the NBA

Where Ntilikina must improve if he’s to survive in the NBA

This has been an adjustment year for Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina, with nothing tougher than getting accustomed to how quickly the bigger, faster NBA players close out on shooters. But after watching the French teenager struggle with his offense, Jeff Hornacek is…