Per Marc Stein of Substack, Ntilikina’s deal is for the veteran’s minimum.
Ntilikina, 23, is 6-foot-4 and was selected by the Knicks with the No. 8 overall draft pick in 2017. But he fell almost entirely out of the rotation under coach Tom Thibodeau as New York made a run to the playoffs last season.
The Knicks renounced his rights in early August. He appeared in 33 games last season, averaging just just 2.7 points and 0.9 rebounds.
“The Mavericks were strongly linked to Ntilikina ahead of the 2017 draft, but he instead went to the New York Knicks at No. 8,” RealGM noted. “The Mavericks selected Dennis Smith Jr. at No. 9 and he was subsequently traded to the Knicks in 2019.”
He also had been drawing interest from Italian club Virtus Bologna, per a report from BasketNews.com.