October 18, 2019, 11:02 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett was the second leading scorer on the Knicks with 19 points and added six rebounds, three assists, one block and one three in Friday's loss to the Pelicans.
Coach David Fizdale continues to play Barret big minutes with 36 minutes which owners will hope to continue into the regular season. Barrett bounced back from his rough shooting last game by shooting 9-of-12 from the field and a 1-of-1 from the line. He will put up some nice counting stats during the season sprinkled in with some bad shooting nights.
October 16, 2019, 11:46 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett had a rough shooting night in the Knicks' 96-100 loss to the Hawks finishing with 12 points (4-of-14 shooting), seven rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block in 39 minutes.
Barrett continued his streak of playing heavy starters minutes and at this point, it's starting to look like Fizdale is just going to let him do whatever he wants. This is Fiz we're talking about though, so consistant rotation decisions aren't exactly on brand with this administration. Still, it can't be ignored that Barrett is averaging 37.7 minutes per game so far. He'll murder your percentages, but is likely to end up on some rosters with big counting stat lines like these.
October 15, 2019, 11:57 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
In an interview with David Fizdale, the coach mentioned that he would sprinkle in some point guard time for RJ Barrett due to his comfort with the ball in his hands.
Barrett handled the ball plenty at Duke and his 4.3 assists per game show he had some success (though his 3.2 turnovers show he has room for improvement). The Knicks have plenty of rotation players that will handle the ball in Elfrid Payton, Dennis Smith Jr. and Julius Randle, but this year should be all about developing their young players. Barrett should have nice assist numbers for a wing you can draft in the late rounds.
Source: Mike Vorkunov on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 1:41 pmDamyean DotsonSG, New York Knicks
Damyean Dotson (right shoulder surgery) practiced on Tuesday and is probable for Wednesday's game against the Hawks.
Dotson averaged 10.7 points as a reserve for the Knicks last year and will likely be in a similar role. He is a deep-league option for points, but he will face a lot more competition for minutes this year as the Knicks brought in Wayne Ellington and R.J. Barrett this offseason.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter
October 11, 2019, 11:24 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett played big minutes again with 35 minutes and produced 15 points, seven rebounds, an assist, a steal, a block and two threes in Friday's loss to the Wizards.
Barrett has been playing big minutes all preseason and it is clear the Knicks want to develop their first-round pick in hopes he can become their franchise player. He was able to contribute in all categories this game. He shot 6-of-15 from the field and a respectable 2-of-5 from three. He is going to struggle with efficiency at times during the season but will likely play enough minutes to put up standard-league value.
October 7, 2019, 9:57 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett had a solid preseason debut against the Wizards on Monday as he put up 17 points (6-of-13 FGs, 3-of-5 FTs), seven rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.
Barrett fans will be happy to see that the field goal percentage wasn't bad. The key for Barrett to provide good fantasy value this season will likely be in the defensive stats, of which he had none tonight. Also, for comparison, Marcus Morris put up roughly the same stat line in half the minutes in this game.
October 1, 2019, 11:22 amRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
David Fizdale did not hold 2018 lottery pick Kevin Knox accountable enough as a rookie, but the Knicks coach won’t make the same mistake with RJ Barrett.
Barrett comes in with massive hype as the No. 3 pick after playing for Duke, but the rookie could be in a dogfight for the starting shooting-guard position. In 30.7 minutes per game out in Las Vegas with the Knicks, Barrett averaged 11.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. However, he only averaged 28 percent from the field and it’s almost certain that the leash will be short on the rookie especially after the team signed veterans Wayne Ellington and Reggie Bullock
Source: NY Post
August 2, 2019, 12:46 pmDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell withdrew from Canada's FIBA World Cup squad to focus on the upcoming NBA season.
This has been a common trend for a number of players. Canada also lost R.J. Barrett recently as well, so their ranks are thinner going into the tournament.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
August 1, 2019, 12:20 pmRJ BarrettPF, New York Knicks
R.J. Barrett will not suit up for Canada at the FIBA World Cup because of a mild calf strain he sustained at Summer League.
Barrett struggled with his efficiency in Las Vegas, and perhaps this explains why. Rookies rarely make national teams anyway, and this will also give Barrett the chance to focus on this upcoming season, where he'll be the main thing to give fans hope after the Knicks botched free agency. The stat set isn't where it needs to be to deliver first-year fantasy success, and despite a chance at big volume we'd tread carefully when it comes to selecting Barrett in re-draft formats.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
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 and 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