Knicks GM Scott Perry wanted to reassure everyone Friday that the acquisition of PG Emmanuel Mudiay was no knock on Frank Ntilikina's performance thus far.
The Knicks' rookie point guard looks to be the odd man out after the team landed Mudiay in a three-team trade. But Perry said getting Mudiay was only part of the "talent acquisition" phase of the team's roster building, per ESPN's Ian Begley. Perry, instead, thinks that Ntilikina and Mudiay can battle with each other in the practice gym and during games.
Perry also stated that the front office doesn't plan on sending Ntilikina down to the G League. The Knicks have four point guards on their roster with the addition of Mudiay. Jarrett Jack and Trey Burke are also in the mix, and with Burke's emergence and Jack's veteran presence being mainstays on the team, Ntilikina's playing time could be even more effected now.