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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 5: Kristaps Porzingis #6 and Frank Ntilikina #11 of the New York Knicks high five during the game against the Indiana Pacers on November 5, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LeBron James thinks the New York Knicks made a mistake drafting Frank Ntilikina ahead of Dennis Smith Jr., but the Knicks players disagree.

“I mean, I don’t know why he made those comments, but all I can say is we love Frank, we’re happy with him,” Kristaps Porzingis said Sunday, per “He’s doing a great job. He’s playing great, and he’s doing what he’s supposed to. And I would not change Frank for anybody. Simple.”

Smith is off to a strong start for the Dallas Mavericks, leading James to say he “should be a Knick.”

“The Knicks passed on a really good one, and Dallas got the diamond in the rough,” the Cleveland Cavaliers star said Saturday, per Tim MacMahon of ESPN.


This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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