With the emergence of Trey Burke and veteran Jarrett Jack still starting, where does that leave Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina.
Ntilikina played just nine minutes in the Knicks' last contest against the Suns, while Burke saw 18 on the floor. In the previous game against the Nuggets, Burke played a whopping 29 minutes -- his most since getting called up by the Knicks -- and Ntilikina saw just 19 minutes.
Head coach Jeff Hornacek noted Burke will be the first guard off the bench moving forward, which prompted the Daily News Live panel to plead for more playing time for the Frenchman.
Look, Ntilikina is still a teenager, so you knew he was going to have some growing pains throughout this season," Peter Botte said. "But, to me, I don't mind him losing minutes to Burke as much as I would, say, to Jarrett Jack."
On Monday, theKnicksBlog's Jake Brown wrote that the Knicks should be sellers ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline. Jack has been a player rumored the Knicks could potentially move as he doesn't fit the young-player mold Knicks GM Scott Perry and team president Steve Mills are using to rebuild the franchise. Now, with Burke playing well, the Knicks could move Jack to make Burke and Ntilikina a young, one-two punch at the point.
Ntilikina is currently averaging 20.4 minutes per game with 5.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists as well. Hornacek has said in the past that he wants to work the 19-year-old up to a potential starter by the end of the season.