Frank Ntilikina’s future may lie in European basketball. The Belgian-born point guard has ended his four-year relationship with the New York Knicks, a team that decided not to exercise his $ 7 million team option, and is currently without a team.
Once a free agent for the New Yorkers, the No. 8 in the 2017 draft had complete freedom to decide his future; However, four weeks have passed since then without any NBA team betting on him. Against such a background, rumors have begun to emerge that the next step in his career will take him back to Europe, where he began playing professionally.
As noted Gazzetta dello Sport, Virtus Bologna has at point guard 23-year-old among their targets, although they handle a wide list of names without being able to say that the former Knicks tops it; of course, according to the words of Sergio Scariolo, the team’s new coach, it would fit in with what they are looking for.
“We are looking in the market for an element to include in our squad, a playmaker base that can remain in the future. For this reason, we focus on young people who can take an important step, instead of thinking about a veteran addition, “he says to the portal EuroHoops.
The Italian team’s rush to find a point guard is due to the loss of Nico Mannion, who according to the Italian media could be out for at least seven weeks while he continues with his rehabilitation; that is to say, it would not return before the month of November.
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