July 13, 2019, 8:09 pmRJ BarrettPF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett was cooking on Saturday, scoring 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting, adding eight rebounds, two 3s an 10 assists.
This was an excellent game for the third overall pick of the 2019 NBA draft. While the high-volume scoring was nice to see as well as the near-trip-dub, the lack of defensive numbers and his going 5-for-8 from the line point to Barrett needing a bit more time before he can be a fantasy stud. That said, the game is there and we're excited to watch him grow.
July 10, 2019, 11:35 pmRJ BarrettPF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett played well on Wednesday in a win over the Lakers as he had 21 points and 10 rebounds on 6-of-17 shooting.
Although his efficiency was still well below what the Knicks would like to see, this was a step forward. He should see huge minutes all season long, so it is possible we could see a Trae Young-like season where he warms up after the All-Star break once he is adjusted to NBA action. Fellow rookie Ignas Brazdeikis scored 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting with two steals and four 3-pointers.
July 9, 2019, 11:47 pmRJ BarrettPF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett started slowly, but his performance was much-improved on Tuesday as he put up 17 points (6-of-14 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), 10 rebounds, six assists, one 3-pointer and three blocks in 27 minutes in a Summer League loss to the Raptors.
Barrett has infamously struggled from the field in Summer League, so it was good to see him finish with some makes tonight. With what should be an opportunity for huge minutes in his rookie season, it will be intriguing to see what sort of stats he puts up and if he can keep the field goal percentage respectable.
July 5, 2019, 11:57 pmRJ BarrettPF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett scored 10 points on 4-for-18 shooting with five rebounds and one made three in his Summer League debut on Friday night.
Despite the struggles, Barrett was not shy as he lofted eight 3-point attempts before the game was eventually postponed due to an earthquake that caused the stadium to shake.
July 3, 2019, 8:37 amRJ BarrettPF, New York Knicks
The Knicks have signed former Duke swingman RJ Barrett to his rookie scale contract.
Barrett, selected as the No. 3 in this year’s draft, signed a four-year, $35.6 million rookie contract on Tuesday. The Knicks added two players at his position in Reggie Bullock and Wayne Ellington, but the rookie still may open the season as the starter.
Source: Knicks PR on Twitter
June 19, 2019, 5:46 pmRJ BarrettSG/SF, College
The Knicks decided to work out prospect Darius Garland on Wednesday but Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN has reported that they will still be selecting Duke prospect RJ Barrett with the third overall pick.
It was very confusing for Knick fans today as the team decided to workout PG prospect Darius Garland a day before the draft. However, with the Pelicans potentially shopping the No. 4 pick, perhaps the Knicks were attempting to see what assets would be worth parting in order to acquire Garland and pair him with Barrett. They probably don’t have the assets that the Pelicans desire, but it is always worth a phone call.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter