Suns, Grizzlies, Magic interested in Knicks guard Ntilikina

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The Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies have inquired about the availability of New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina, according to a report from Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

Ntilikina is also drawing interest from the Orlando Magic, per a report from Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic.

Ntilikina is a 6-foot-6 point guard and in his second NBA season, both with the Knicks. He was selected with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2017 draft. There is no indication the Knicks are looking to move him at this point.

Still, he appears to be third on the Knicks' list of point guards, behind Emmanuel Mudiay and Trey Burke, who is continuing his career finish with another strong season.

With Mudiay and Burke eligible for free agency at season’s end, the Knicks are using this season to determine how those players and others might fit into their long-term future," Luke Adams of HoopsRumors wrote. "With those evaluations ongoing, I wouldn’t expect the team to consider dealing Ntilikina anytime soon, but it’s a situation worth monitoring in case anything changes."

Ntilikina is averaging 5.9 points and 2.7 assists in 23 minutes per game this season.