Frank Ntilikina was the second-youngest player in last year's NBA Draft, and he's younger than this year's projected lottery picks DeAndre Ayton, Mo Bamba, Mikal Bridges and others.
While those players are preparing for the draft, Ntilkina already has a season of NBA basketball under his belt and has been able to focus on hitting the gym like crazy this offseason.
"I've added some weight and muscle," Ntilikina told Marc Berman of NY Post. "I spent a lot of time working on my body in France. I'm getting better and more comfortable with my skills and body. I had the chance to maximize my time and work on my body, which I didn't have time to do during the season."
In fact, the 19-year-old thinks he still might get a little taller.
"I may still be growing," Ntilikina said.
Last season, Ntilikina averaged 5.9 points per game on 36.4 percent shooting in 21.9 minutes. He was better known for his stellar defense, but the Knicks hope he will improve on offense.
Since the Knicks' last game, they've changed coaches as David Fizdale is taking over for Jeff Hornacek. Ntilikina says he's met his new coach and is excited.
"I talked to Coach on the phone while in France," Ntilikina said. "Our first meeting was great and came after a workout at the facility. He's the type of guy that we need. He is going to get us better."
Lastly, more muscle won't be the only thing Knicks fans will notice the next time Ntilikina takes the court. He also has a new, blonde haircut.
"I have a new hairstyle,'' Ntilikina said. "No inspiration. Just like to have fun with my hair but not get too crazy. Do it for the summer."