Knicks PG Frank Ntilikina (sprained ankle) has been activated for the team's matchup against the Nets Friday, head coach Jeff Hornacek told reporters.
Ron Baker was deemed inactive to make room for Ntilikina. The 19-year-oldmissed this past Saturday's home opener and Tuesday's game against the Celtics.
With Ntilikina in play, Hornacek also said that there could be a switch in the starting lineup. Jarrett Jack will be starting at point guard.
Knicks-Nets starters for tonight's Battle of New York. pic.twitter.com/EwY4jCyV8m- Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) October 27, 2017
"Man, my job is to make sure the team is ready to play out the gate, put us in the best possible situation, go out and execute," Jack told SNY's Adam Zagoria about starting. "I think in Boston our biggest hiccup throughout the game was turning the ball over, especially in the second quarter. So with me, I try to spearhead that as much as possible. Usually if the point guard does a good job taking care of the ball, it's usually contagious, If I don't, usually it goes that way with the team as well. I'm just trying to lead by example, make sure we keep the pace and play as hard as we can for 48 minutes."
Furthermore, C Kyle O'Quinn is still ahead of Willy Hernangomez in the rotation.