New York Knicks player grades for 2020-21 Season

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New York Knicks: Frank Ntilikina | C- (65/100 points)

Entertainment Value: 6 points
Future with the Knicks: 6 points
Stability: 13 points
Chemistry: 14 points
Eye Test: 12 points
Statistics: 14 points

Entertainment Value: I feel bad giving Ntilikina a grade this low, but then again he’s had his chances. Aside from some big defensive moments, I can’t think of too many special Frank Ntilikina moments that wowed me.

Future with the Knicks: Sometimes I find it hard to believe that the New York Knicks have had Ntilikina for four years already. That time has flown by and at times seemed stuck. He could be brought back as a defensive stopper, but is that even worth it? That question will be answered this summer.

Stability: Ntilikina missed quite a few games this season and has in the past too. He’s yet to have a major injury which is good but always seems to have a stretch of time. CBS Sports once said, “Ntilikina is seemingly always battling some sort of nagging injury, and this time it’s a bruised quad.”

Chemistry: I like to think that in the locker room Ntilikina probably gets along with and doesn’t have problems with anyone. However, he doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the guys, even though he fits in Thibodeau’s defensive style of play.

Eye Test: What I see is what I get: a defensive-only player who even then doesn’t always get the stop. Sure, it’s his strength, but he doesn’t offer enough to play big minutes for not having any offensive capability.

Statistics: For someone who’s branded as a defender, Ntilikina doesn’t always live up to that name. From April on and including the playoffs, Frank played over 75 minutes and registered just four steals.