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REPORT: Frank Ntilikina will play for the Knicks in Summer League

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Viva Las Frankie.

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Freshly-minted Knicks head coach David Fizdale made it a point to let the world know he plans to visit Kristaps Porzingis in Latvia, but real woke-ass Knicks fans were wondering if he’d stop by the other side of the continent to visit rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina in France.

We there won’t be a need for a French holiday, because the French Prince plans to return to the States in a couple of weeks. Per Marc Berman.

After a rookie season was met with mixed reviews, Ntilikina will make his return to the U.S. on May 21 and finally meet Fizdale. Ntilikina will play July’s summer league in Las Vegas and remain in New York the rest of the offseason, according to a source.

I love that Berman added the word “finally” as if Frank were actively avoiding his new coach, hiding on the other side of the world like Carmen Sandiego. Fizdale was just hired!

I’m pleased to hear that Frank will be donning the orange and blue for Summer League. He sat out last summer with an injury, which sucked. I didn’t want to assume he’d come back from France for this year’s tourney—these are the Knicks, after all, and it’s never good to assume good things.

All in all, I’d highly recommend check out the rest of the article. Berman’s sources indicate that Scott Perry might not be that high on Frank as a point guard, and that Frank had hoped to start at least one of the final games at the point. Hopefully he gets his chance in Vegas.