Knicks Trade Rumors: NY Listening to Offers on 2017 1st-Rounder Frank Ntilikina

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorJune 19, 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 22: Frank Ntilikina #11 of the New York Knicks dribbles the ball during the second half of the game against the Denver Nuggets at Madison Square Garden on March 22, 2019 in New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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The New York Knicks are "open to listening to offers on" guard Frank Ntilikina, per Ian Begley of SNY.tv.

Marc Berman of the New York Post reported that "the Knicks are extremely open to trading him for another draft pickeither a late first-rounder or second-rounder."

Ntilikina is due to make $4,855,800 next season. He has a 2020-21 club option.

The Knicks took Ntilikina eighth overall in the 2017 NBA draft. He's averaged 5.9 points on 35.4 percent shooting and 3.1 assists in 21.6 minutes per game during his two-year career.

Ntilkina's Knicks career has flashed promise, like when he dropped a 10-point, 10-assist double-double against the Brooklyn Nets during his rookie year. He's also registered three or more steals in a game 11 times, with a career-high of six.

However, injuries have curtailed his pro career. Namely, groin and ankle ailments sidelined him for nearly half of the 2018-19 season. He also fell out of head coach David Fizdale's rotation and ultimately played just 43 games. For the year, Ntilikina finished 100th out of 102 qualified point guards in real plus-minus, per ESPN.com.

Still, Ntilikina will be just 21 years old when the 2019-20 season begins. Rumors insinuate that his development will continue elsewhere though.