Jeff Hornacek says Frank Ntilikina will not play on Tuesday against Boston due to an ankle injury. Ntilikina missed most of practice Monday but Hornacek said the rookie’s lateral movement has improved and the Knicks hope to have him back for Friday’s game against Brooklyn. Ntilikina has missed two games with the ankle sprain, which he suffered in practice Friday. He missed the final four games of the preseason with a knee contusion and the entire summer league with a similar injury. Hornacek said the organization isn’t worried about Ntilikina, whom they selected with the No. 8 overall pick, being injury-prone. The coach said the 19-year-old’s ailments are a result of playing with maximum effort. “He’s playing as hard as he can …. I can’t complain about that.”
April 23, 2021 | 10:31 am EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Center Amida Brimah is signing a two-way deal with the Indiana Pacers, his agent Daniel Hazan tells ESPN.
Last week the Raptors released a video breakdown of his time with the team thus far. In the video, Trent Jr. spoke very highly of the franchise and said he feels like he’s part of something great. “For the first time in my career in the last three years, you know, I feel like I am wanted in a sense. They want me to be a part of something. They want me to help. So, I can’t even put it into words to be honest with you.”
Anthony Edwards understands why he’s received so much scrutiny in his first NBA season. But he doesn’t necessarily care about the attention thrown his way. “I’ve always been a player that nobody gives excuses for,” Edwards says. “If I have a bad game, it’s because I suck, I’m a bust, whatever. …But it’s fun at this point. I like having so much expected of me.”
An exclusive tour inside the 31,000 square-foot-home currently owned by NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, located at 9927 Giffin Court, in Windermere, photographed Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The lakefront house is for sale for $16.5 million and includes 12 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms and its own movie theater, cigar bar and an indoor regulation basketball court. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)
Clarke had gotten a high-end Heron Preston NASA puffer jacket and was so proud of it he kept it on even when he went to get shots up in the Garden after a game. NBA life was rapidly approaching and he was soaking it all in, looking out to the empty stands, hoping he would be playing on the parquet floor soon. After games I would introduce him to players he hadn’t met, but he didn’t need an introduction. They were all too familiar with his game from Ball is Life Instagram posts and were already telling him what he was going to do when he got to the league.
While he was a kid gravitating to the bright lights, Clarke remained humble and grateful through it all. He seemed incapable of being anything but happy and engaging. He truly lived life carefree, never phased by whatever hurdles were crossing his path. He was so confident in his gifts and the person he was that he didn’t need to be anything else to get where he wanted in life.