Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer
One thing that's been consistent with Frank Ntilikina: he's said all year that he's confident that he'll be successful in the NBA. He says it's his responsibility to work hard enough to reach his potential. "I know I can do a lot of great things here," he said after scoring a career-high 15 points. Ntilikina has been inconsistent, particularly on offense, which is understandable given his age (19). But his defensive numbers are encouraging. With Ntilikina on the court, the Knicks allow 105.3 points per 100 possessions, which would be 11th in the NBA. With him off the court, New York allows 110.2 points per 100 possessions, which would rank 29th in the league.