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Knicks gets first piece of hope for a Frank Ntilikina return

Frank Ntilikina finally took part in what the Knicks described as a more active workout on Friday, albeit without fully returning to practice. The second-year guard will be reevaluated by the team’s medical staff on Saturday, but Ntilikina will miss his 18th consecutive game — when the Knicks face the Kings on Saturday — since he suffered a groin injury on Jan. 27. “Like I’ve said, I’m just taking it one day at a time with the trainers, but they are starting to amp up his workouts a little more,” coach David Fizdale said after practice. “So that’s been good news for me.” Fizdale also insisted he believes Ntilikina — the eighth overall pick in the 2017 draft — fits into the team’s plans for the future, even i ...