While Kristaps Porzingis will be rehabbing his left knee, Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina also faces a vital summer. Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said the skinny 19-year-old Frenchman will need more strength to increase his effectiveness in his sophomore campaign.

Hornacek said Ntilikina would likely play in the summer league in July in Las Vegas.

“With Frank, it’s just strength,’’ Hornacek said before the Knicks lost to the Warriors on Monday. “He’s 19 and he’s never been in a weight program. Our strength guys are working hard with him. He has gotten stronger. But it’s going to take him a couple of years, almost like KP. It’s going to take couple of years to get that strength. Everything becomes easier. You don’t get knocked off your spot. You can finish better. The more strength you have, the more conditioning you can do and not get tired.”

During the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Ntilikina was asked where he’d spend his offseason and he answered “France” — which raised some eyebrows. However, when pressed, he said he would “split time’’ and also be in New York.

Hornacek said no talks have taken place, but Las Vegas would seem very possible after the way Ntilikina has struggled on offense as a rookie. It’s led the Knicks to add two young point guards to the roster in Trey Burke and Emmanuel Mudiay. Ntilikina’s defense, though, has the Knicks feeling he’s a keeper.

“We haven’t discussed any of that [summer] stuff,’’ Hornacek said. “We want to encourage them after the season to go back. It’s tough for a kid to leave home. He’s got to get home but he’ll be back a little bit. I’m sure we’ll have him back for the summer league.’’

Ntilikina received a plug from Warriors All-Star Klay Thompson.

“He’s got tremendous potential,’’ Thompson said. “Anytime you’re in the NBA at 19, you’re doing something right. He plays the game the right way, he can shoot, he’s still got a lot of growing to do and he’s just going to get better every day.”

One of the worst parts of Porzingis’ ACL surgery is he won’t get to build overall core strength this summer to increase his productivity as a rebounder and low-post scorer. The focus is mainly on his quad and knee.

Porzingis recently began his rehab in the city and has yet to visit the Knicks practice facility. Hornacek said he hopes Porzingis will be a regular there after they complete their four-game trip.

“The talk has been he wouldn’t come there until after the trip,’’ Hornacek said. “He’s having treatments in the city.’’

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