Knicks rookie Frank Ntilikina is in the starting lineup on Tuesday night for the first time in his career, the team announced.
Ntilikina's opportunity to start comes after the team announced SG Courtney Lee would miss Tuesday night's game against the Trail Blazers due to personal reasons.
Ntilikina, 19, has seen time off the bench in 61 games during his rookie campaig, averaging 5.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.
Ntilikina was drafted eighth overall by the Knicks in the 2017 NBA draft. He spent time playing professionally with SIG Strasbourg before entering the NBA draft.