NBA Rumors: Suns And Four Other Teams Express Interest In Trading For Frank Ntilikina

JB Baruelo

Frank Ntilikina entered the 2018-19 NBA season with the hope of making a huge impact for the New York Knicks. However, despite getting a starting role, the 20-year-old point guard has been a huge disappointment and failed to live up to expectations from a former No. 8 overall pick. In the 23 games he has played with the Knicks this season, Ntilikina is only averaging 5.9 points, 2.7 assists, and 1.9 rebounds on 33.3 percent shooting from the field, and 25.7 percent shooting from beyond the arc.

Despite his poor performance, there are still NBA teams who see a potential in Frank Ntilikina. On Twitter, Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic revealed that five NBA teams have expressed interest in trading for the Knicks' sophomore guard. These include the Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Orlando Magic.

"Have heard that Minnesota also has interest in Frank Ntilikina, along with the Magic. @SBondyNYDN reported that the Grizzlies have inquired about the Knicks PG, and @IanBegley reported that the Suns reached out to the Knicks to express interest in him."

"Phoenix is among the teams who reached out to NYK to express interest in Frank Ntilikina. When PHO contacted NYK earlier in the year, NYK said it wasn't open to moving Ntilikina, per ESPN sources. Some w/Suns were intrigued w/idea of pairing Ntilikina & Devin Booker, per sources."