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Knicks’ opening-night starting 5 becoming clear without Ntilikina

Knicks president Steve Mills, GM Scott Perry, coach Jeff Hornacek and trainer Anthony Goenaga huddled for 20 minutes at practice for a meeting regarding Frank Ntilikina. The French point guard went through solo drills on the court after practice as the regime looked on, chatting. Ntilikina had a contact-less practice Thursday. It appears the 6-5 rookie will miss his fourth straight preseason game when the Knicks finish up the exhibition schedule Friday against Washington. That will mean Ntilikina, suffering from a bruised right knee wrapped in a big blue sleeve, will go into the regular season next Thursday in Oklahoma City with just one preseason game under his belt. Along with Ntilikina, Hornacek indicated Kristaps Porzingis probab ...