Since Frank Ntilikina enjoys the confidence of David Fizdale and a long playing time, the French managed very good performances: the young leader remains on three outings to more than ten points over the last four meetings, in addition to a defense always very good.
"What he does is he plays better and better. Every game he is more confident. I am very happy for the kid. David Fizdale.
In the last game, a win against Dallas, he undoubtedly released his best game of the season, with 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 3 blocks.
"He had a great game, mostly because he was confident. I love to see it in him, to see him enter the field knowing that he can do some good deeds. His confidence was incredible tonight. " Julius Randle.
Maybe even a bit too strong, as shown by his attempt to to post on his former teammate Kristaps Porzingis, which measures more than 2m20. A failure, logically enough, but his trainer like to see him try this kind of thing.
"Every game, Frank gets better. He is more and more comfortable. It's only eight games, so I think he's going to continue to progress, be more comfortable with the guys on the field and with his shots. As you have seen, he does not hesitate. When he tried to poster Porzingis, that's what I want to see at home. During several training sessions, he tried to do this kind of action. I want him to be like that, do not hesitate. He must attack and make the right choice if he can not score. David Fizdale.
And like Elfrid Payton is always on the sidelines, and that Dennis Smith Jr makes a catastrophic start to the season, the French has plenty of time to make some mistakes in attack, which changes from the usual and allowed him to, precisely, to take confidence.
"Yes, I have more freedom. But you just have to feel the game, take what you give me. If I had played 10 minutes, I would have played the same way. I'm more at ease shooting, looking for open fire and when they arrive you have to take them. Frank Ntilikina.
His former team-mate Porzingis, though defeated by the Knicks in their confrontation, is happy to see the young leader flourish.
"It's nice to finally see him show what he's capable of. It's just stupid that it's against us. Kristaps Porzingis.
On the season, Ntilikina spins at 5.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
Via The New York Post.
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