New York Knicks Rumors
Here’s Michael Beasley after Frank Ntilikina’s 10-point, 10-assist, 7-reboud performance against Brooklyn: “Frank’s an amazing player. He has to learn what pace he wants to go. But as soon as he figures it out, Frank will be an easy triple double guy. Easy triple double.”
Donovan Mitchell swears, to this day, that he didn’t think would be a first-round pick. “I didn’t think I was going to be drafted, to be honest,” he said last week. “I’m so serious. I mean, wholeheartedly, too. I don’t know. I didn’t realize it, probably, until about a week and a half, two weeks before the Draft. Once I got invited to the Green Room, that’s when I was like, okay, I’m first, I’m getting drafted in the first round. Because they try their best not to let guys sit in there forever. “So I’m like, first round. Now, will I be drafted to the Knicks at eight, or all the way down to, who was it? OKC or Utah. ‘Cause OKC had 22 and Utah had 24. So now that was a factor. From before then, I didn’t know what to expect, to be honest.”
Porzingis was scoreless in the fourth quarter, shooting 0-for-4 from the field, and then made just 1-of-3 shots in the overtime while the man he was guarding, Anthony Davis, took over for a 45-point night.
“So, so many similar games like this,” Porzingis said. “It’s painful. We need to do a better job at the end of games. It’s simple. They made some good plays, but today one quote popped through my mind. It was, ‘A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.’ So we just have to stay positive and try to find something positive.”