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The Dallas Mavericks to sign Frank Ntilikina, per Marc Stein

He finally joins the Mavericks, just four years later than expected

Dallas Mavericks v New York Knicks Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

In their continued quest to become the Knicks South, the Dallas Mavericks are expected to sign Frank Ntilikina in the coming days, per Marc Stein.

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Frank Ntilikina was drafted by the Knicks in 2017, after the Mavericks were considered the odds-on favorites to draft him. They selected Dennis Smith Jr. instead and Smith ended up a Knick as part of the trade for Kristaps Porzingis and Tim Hardaway Jr. in 2019.

Ntilikina’s played the past four seasons with Knicks. His first three seasons he averaged around 20 minutes a game while averaging about six points, two rebounds, and just under two assists a game. Last season he played less than half the games and saw his minutes cut in half as well.

It’s unclear at the moment what sort of deal he’s going to sign with the Mavericks, as they have a full roster as of this writing.

Of course, the jokes were flying already on Twitter:

We really weren’t joking about Knicks south, either:

We’re sure to learn more about the specifics of Frank’s deal in the coming days.