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Jake Brown | Twitter | The Knicks definitely took a risk when they went with French point guard Frank Ntilikina with the 8th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. They decided to pass up on two 19-year-old talented guards in Dennis Smith, Jr. and Malik Monk -- a decision that left some Knicks fans scratching their heads. They decided to go with more of an unknown.

The decision to draft more of an unknown paid off well in 2015 when the Knicks took 7'3" Latvian Kristaps Porzingis. While fans booed the pick on draft day, it has now been all cheers for the big man who has become the cornerstone of the franchise.

Will this year's unknown work out as well?

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Jarrett Jack could play many roles with the Knicks this season.

Or he could play none at all.

If Jack, 33, is fully healthy after recovering from a torn ACL and meniscus in 2016 with the Nets, he could potentially be the team's starting point guard.

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The Knicks have enough point guards going into training camp for an entire starting lineup, with the addition of veteran Jarrett Jack leaving the team with five point guards on the roster. That means a few things.

For one, if anybody gets hurt or is ineffective, they have options. Having options and depth is never really a bad thing. This also means we're going to see times where the Knicks go with two true point guards in the backcourt at the same time off the bench. Let's take a look at the five point guards on the roster and what each of them will bring to the table in the 2017-2018 season...

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Knicks F Kristaps Porzingis has been the star of the Latvian national team at the European Championships, per The Post's Marc Berman.  

Latvia has been surprising teams like Russia, who they defeated in a stunner 84-69 on Tuesday to secure a 3-1 record in Group D as they head into the elimination round. 

Porzingis only played 24 minutes in Tuesday's game due to foul trouble, but still managed 11 points and four rebounds in the contest. In the other games, he has been the star of the show averaging 24 points in the first four games of the tournament. 

Fellow teammates C Willy Hernangomez and SF Mindaugas Kuzminskas are also heding to the elimination round with Spain and Lithuania respectively. Kuzminskas is the leading scorer for Lithuania as he is averaging 16.3 points per game while hitting 40 percent from beyond the arc...

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Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina headed to the Bronx and met with players before Sunday night's Yankees-Red Sox matchup. 

The 19-year-old spent some of the pregame hanging out on the field and chatted with players during batting practice.

"I've watched a lot of baseball since I am here. They don't play that much baseball in France, but since I started watching it, I've liked it from the beginning and I am really excited," he told reporters. "I want to watch at least one game before starting the season and now I'm enjoying this.

"It's a lot of fun watching. I tried to hit some balls, but I am really bad at it. So I am excited to watch the game, meet some players and obviously see a big matchup."

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Knicks rookie guard Frank Ntilikina told reporters on Sunday he has been working out with fellow New York teammates Carmelo Anthony and Lance Thomas, according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

Last week, Ntilikina was recorded practicing alongside Anthony and Tim Hardaway Jr.

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New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Knicks president Steve Mills omitted forward Carmelo Anthony when talking about the franchise's new vision in a blog post.

In a post titled "A New Day For The Knicks -- The Journey Begins," Mills said the team plans to build around young players Kristaps PorzingisWilly Hernangomez, first-round pick Frank Ntilikina and the recently-signed Tim Hardaway Jr., but made no mention of Anthony, who has requested a trade to the Rockets despite having two years and $54 million remaining on his contract.

"[Ntilikina], Porzingis and Hardaway, along with Hernangómez and Ron Baker will exemplify a new defensive mindset that puts a premium on making stops," Mills wrote. "Only from there can a productive offense flow. We will emphasize ball movement, body movement, spacing and screening, while understanding that these changes will be a work in progress. We may not be there at first, but that's the brand of ball our players will aspire to fulfill."

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Knicks first-rounder Frank Ntilikina didn't find any respect from his fellow rookies as he didn't earn one vote in any category during the NBA rookie photo shoot.

All rookies were allowed to take a survey to vote on categories like "Rookie of the Year," "Best Shooter," and "Most Athletic." Ntilikina, the No. 8 overall pick this past June, didn't reserve a single vote in any category. 

The man picked by the Mavericks after Ntilikina, Dennis Smith Jr., was voted Rookie of the Year and Most Athletic by the rookies. Utah Jazz's Donovan Mitchell Jr., who the Knicks were interested in, won "steal of the draft."

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Knicks first-round pick, PG Frank Ntilikina, will miss Saturday's Summer League opener due to a bruised right knee, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters on Friday.

Ntilikina missed practice on Thursday and Friday due to the knee.

He suffered the injury during his final French League game, which he played in the day after being selected by the Knicks in the 2017 NBA Draft.

"Bumped knee. Sore knee. Nothing crazy but we played a lot of games in France - more than college games - I was just pretty tired and this happened," Ntilikina said.

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