At this point, there’s not much to say regarding the Knicks record but one thing’s for sure-this team isn’t about tanking but they just can’t seem to hold on to win it. Rookie Frank Ntilikina got his first career start and head coach Jeff Hornacek addressed his poor shooting.
The Knicks have held a steady 10th and 11th spot in the Eastern Conference but it’s not enough to make some noise, considering the other teams ahead of them. During last night’s Blazers-Knicks’ game, the Knicks trailed for majority of the game but one important detail came out of the game-Frank Ntilikina got his first career start as Michael Beasley was benched.
During the post-game, Hornacek reflected on his poor shooting and it was surely optimistic.
“He’s 19-years-old in this NBA game,’’ Hornacek said. “I can look back, I’m not sure I shot well my first year. He does have the eye, he can shoot over guys. He’ll go back in the summer and continue working. He’s a kid who really wants to improve on and work on his game. He studies tape. He’ll get in better shape and get stronger. He’ll be a dynamite shooter one day.’’
If anything, Ntilikina is getting a great learning experience because this team is struggling and he’s learning how to persevere through criticism.