‣ Frank Ntilikina of the Charlotte Hornets will miss at least four weeks due to a non-displaced fracture of his left tibia.
‣ Ntilikina is praised by Hornets coach Steve Clifford for being Charlotte’s best defender and backup point guard to LaMelo Ball.
‣ The Charlotte Hornets have the 30th-ranked odds to win the championship in the 2024 season.
OFFICIAL: Guard Frank Ntilikina suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left tibia in our preseason game against the Boston Celtics.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets)
The Charlotte Hornets will be without guard Frank Ntilikina for at least four weeks due to a non-displaced fracture of his left tibia. Ntilikina suffered the injury during a preseason game against the Boston Celtics. The 25-year-old was set to be the backup point guard to LaMelo Ball and had received high praise from coach Steve Clifford for his defensive skills.
According to various NBA betting sites, the Hornets have the lowest odds to win the championship in the 2023-24 season. Fans can check out other sportsbooks for better odds on teams like the Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, and Orlando Magic.
Ntilikina, a former eighth overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, signed a one-year, $2.53 million contract with the Hornets in August. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the New York Knicks, averaging 5.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.7 assists per game. In the 2019-20 season, Ntilikina had a career-high 20-point performance against the Washington Wizards.
After his time with the Knicks, Ntilikina signed with the Dallas Mavericks but had a less productive season in 2022-23. He averaged 2.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in just five starts. The Hornets will begin their regular season against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday.