Knicks rookie PG Frank Ntilikina cited his high basketball-IQ as one of his strengths while speaking during media day on Monday.
"I think I'm a very high IQ player," he said. ... "As a point guard, I will have to lead the team" while learning from the veteran players.
Ntilikina said the recently-traded Carmelo Anthony gave him a lot of advice on what to expect playing in New York, adding about the trade that the Knicks "had to do what's best for the team," and that his focus now is on the young core.
The 19-year-old Ntilikina, who the Knicks selected 8th overall in the Draft, said it's a "tough job being a point guard in this league" but that he's confident in his abilities and the work he puts in every day.
Regarding his weaknesses, Ntilikina cited his body, adding that he needs to get stronger and be more physical. About his strengths, Ntilikina again cited his high basketball-IQ, his ability to make plays, and his defensive prowess.
When asked what he thought of not being included in the Rookie of the Year talk, Ntilikina said he didn't put much stock in it but that he'd use it as a "little bit of motivation.
"There's no pressure," Ntilikina concluded about playing in New York. "What i'm doing here is working on my game. New York, for me, is the best city in the world."