Though the first three seasons of his career have been a major disappointment, New York Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina will head into his fourth professional campaign having undergone some major personnel changes. According to NY Daily News’ Stefan Bondy, Ntilikina will change agents with a possible trade on the horizon.
With the possibility of a trade looming, Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina dropped CAA as his agency last season and planned to sign with French agent Bouna Ndiaye, the Daily News has learned…
The Knicks declined offers to move Ntilikina at the trade deadline in February, acquired another point guard in Dennis Smith Jr., and Ntilikina quickly decided to change agents.
This decision is certainly an interesting one, as Frank Ntilikina elected to drop one of the marquee sports agencies in the CAA for smaller representation. As opposed to the vast roster of the CAA, Ntilikina’s new agent Bouna Ndiaye represents solely French talent including the likes of Rudy Gobert, Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier and now Ntilikina.
However, just because Ntilikina decided to switch agents doesn’t mean he desires a trade from the Knicks or even plans for one to happen. In fact, Ndiaye told the New York Post that Ntilikina has no plan of moving on from the Knicks.
“I can just tell you that the fact he was not traded has nothing to do with this change of agent,” Ndiaye says. “Frank is extremely happy to be part of the Knicks.”
While this doesn’t rule out a trade, it certainly means Ntilikina could end up playing out his rookie contract in New York. Of course, a lot can change and Ntilikina still remains a name worth monitoring in trade talks, specifically during the upcoming NBA Draft.