SNY NBA Insider Ian Begley is joined by NBA trainer Shawn Farmer to break down Knicks guard Frank Ntilikina's strengths and weaknesses on the defensive side of the ball. Farmer has trained current Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. and other top talent coming out of the state of North Carolina.
Farmer pinpoints good form in Ntilikina's defensive stance, and how he is often in great position, which are both strong traits for a young pro. Farmer also lists various NBA players that he sees as defensive comps to Ntilikina.
Begley and Farmer also reveal the technical issues Ntilikina needs to focus on to improve his defense on the pick and roll, and how his size affects his play against various players in the NBA.
At the end of the day, Farmer describes Ntilikina as a ''solid NBA rotational-type guy" but if he can elevate his offense, "watch out."