The Mavericks made a noteworthy roster move Thursday night by signing guard Frank Ntilikina to a free agent contract.

Ntilikina was the eighth selection in the 2017 NBA draft, one pick ahead of former Mavericks’ first-rounder Dennis Smith Jr.

Here are the signing’s details.




DALLAS —The Dallas Mavericks announced today they have signed free agent guard Frank Ntilikina. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ntilikina (6-5, 200) was originally the eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. After four seasons with the Knicks, he holds career averages of 5.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 19.5 minutes in 211 games (55 starts).

Born in Ixelles, Belgium, Ntilikina moved to France at the age of 3 years old. Prior to being drafted by New York, he began his professional career in 2015 with SIG Strasbourg of the French Pro A League. Ntilikina was named the league’s Best Young Player in both seasons he competed for Strasbourg.

Ntilikina (nee-lee-KEE-nah) recently competed with the French national team at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo where he brought home a silver medal.

The addition now brings the Mavericks training camp roster to 20 players.


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