Frank Ntilikina said he's riding the momentum of his play for France during the 2019 FIBA World Cup into training camp with the New York Knicks.
"How good I can be playing basketball. It's simple on both sides of the court. A competition like that brought me a lot of confidence," said Ntilikina when asked what he learned from leading France to a third-place finish in the tournament.
David Fizdale noticed the change in mentality, adding that he may use some of the sets that France used to bring out the best in the guard.
"I think that's what he needed. He needed to feel that success. He needed to see that ball go through the net a few times and to beat the US team, I know for him and all of his teammates that was a big moment, and the fact that he was the catalyst of that really really did some good stuff for his confidence," added Fizdale.