November 15, 2019, 1:41 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett (right quad contusion) is being listed as probable for Saturday vs. the Hornets.
Barrett hasn't been great as of late, coming in outside the top-300 over the past week. However, the potential upside that he carries along with the opportunity he'll have on the Knicks makes him a must-own guy. His owners will just have to roll with the punches that come along with him this season.
Source: NBA Injury Report
November 14, 2019, 11:01 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
R.J. Barrett was held to eight points on Thursday, hitting 3-of-10 from the floor and grabbing seven boards, two assists and a steal.
Barrett went 0-for-2 from deep and took a backseat to the plethora of Knicks forwards tonight. He had a beautiful spin move which ended up in a right hand flush over the Mavs interior defense which should make its way around highlight reels, but overall he had a quiet night. He's still a strong hold for owners that can stomach the awful free throw shooting, and even though he hit both of his freebies tonight, we don't expect that to stick.
November 12, 2019, 10:46 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett flirted with a double-double in Tuesday's 102-120 loss to the Bulls, tallying 21 points (8-of-16 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), six rebounds, nine assists, two 3s and two steals.
Barrett's poor free-throw shooting was the only blemish in what would otherwise be considered a solid performance. He's still learning the game but has the base skill set that points to some tantalizing fantasy potential.
November 9, 2019, 1:12 amRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett had a rough go of it on Friday night, scoring three points on 1-of-9 from the floor and 1-of-6 from the charity stripe.
Barrett added eight rebounds and four assists but the percentages are going to be an issue all year long. Despite some big counting stat lines, the rookie is a top-250/325 player (8/9-cat) so far this year in 36.5 mpg. He really shouldn't be on rosters unless you've got a mean punt build going.
November 6, 2019, 10:40 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett displayed some ugly shooting on Wednesday, going 4-for-12 from the field and 6-of-11 from the line for 15 points, six rebounds, eight assists, one trey and two steals.
We like the counting stats, that's for sure. However, nights like this Barrett's damage to the shooting percentages in category leagues is too punishing. He's in for a rocky rookie season, but once he addresses his issues, Barrett has star power written all over the place.
November 3, 2019, 9:40 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
R.J. Barrett continued to play a ton in Sunday's loss to the Kings, scoring 22 points to go with five rebounds, three assists, a block and a 3-pointer in 41 minutes.
David Fizdale is quite cavalier about the youngster playing so much, and we're already worried about Barrett dealing with fatigue in a couple months, if not sooner. For now fantasy managers will like the high volume but it could come at a cost down the line.
November 1, 2019, 11:14 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett went 5-of-17 from the field but finished with 15 points and a full stat line in Friday's 102-104 loss to the Celtics.
Barrett's shot was not falling, so he focused his attention elsewhere, filling the stat sheet with one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block. Barrett saw some time manning the point for the Knicks in this game, so playmaking is something that's definitely in the cards for this rookie. He's a capable passer and should be able to use his size to abuse smaller point guards – something to watch out for as he makes his case for ROY.
October 30, 2019, 10:04 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett struggled on Wednesday with nine points on 4-of-11 shooting in a 95-83 loss to the Magic.
Barrett shot 0-of-2 from the stripe and only added two rebounds and two assists. Barrett's free throw shooting is a big issue, but he is worth rostering for his points, rebounds and assists.
October 30, 2019, 5:49 pmWayne EllingtonSG, New York Knicks
Wayne Ellington will start on Wednesday vs. the Knicks in place of the injured Elfrid Payton (strained right hamstring) while Dennis Smith Jr. (personal) is away from the team during their two-game road trip.
Coach Fizdale chose to start Ellington next to RJ Barrett in the backcourt tonight instead of Frank Ntilikina who will be the primary point guard off the bench. As long as Fizdale is the coach of the Knicks, the starting lineup is subject to change from one night to the other. Expect Fizdale to go with the hot-hand approach on Wednesday. Ellington doesn't have much fantasy appeal and is a risky dart throw in DFS lineups.
Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter
October 28, 2019, 9:48 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
R.J. Barrett helped lead the Knicks to their 105-98 win over the Bulls on Monday with 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting with 15 rebounds, five assists and a block.
Barrett has been consistent this season in regards to putting up counting stats. That alone gives him value, but the free throw shooting looks like it'll be a problem all season. He was a .665 foul shooter in college and went 5-for-11 at the line tonight. He's hitting .571 at the line this season on 4.7 attempts a game which is atrocious. That's the price of admission if you're rostering Barrett.
October 26, 2019, 11:22 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
R.J. Barrett led the team with 26 points, and added seven boards, three assists and four triples in Saturday's 95-118 loss to the Celtics.
Barrett still played big minutes with 37 even in the blowout loss to the Celtics. This has been the trend for Barrett and as long as he is playing big minutes, he will continue to put up standard-league value. He had five turnovers again and will look to work out the kinks in his rookie season.
October 25, 2019, 10:41 pmRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
R.J. Barrett continued on his strong start to the season on Friday, posting 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting with three rebounds, three assists, two 3s and six steals.
Barrett is quietly showing why he was a top-3 pick in the 2019 NBA draft. He did miss all three of his shots from the line and committed five turnovers, so he's not without his stat set issues. That said, the usage and the 36 minutes are encouraging.
October 24, 2019, 12:12 amRJ BarrettSF, New York Knicks
RJ Barrett debuted his NBA career with 21 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a 3-pointer against the Spurs on Wednesday.
The Knicks kept this game competitive and Barrett's efficiency is something we still don't expect to occur on a nightly basis. That being said, the Knicks would be wise to let Barrett take on all the usage he can handle and he's a guy to hold onto in standard leagues for counting stats.
October 23, 2019, 7:13 pmAllonzo TrierPG, New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier will be joined by Bobby Portis, RJ Barrett, Julius Randle and Marcus Morris in the starting lineup in Wednesday's game against the Spurs.
Coach Fizdale has created a reputation for changing his starting lineups early and often. It doesn't look like this will change as Fizdale kept the fantasy community on their toes as to which five guys would start on opening night. Although Trier is starting, it wouldn't be surprising if Dennis Smith Jr. or Elfrid Payton end up playing the majority of minutes at the point guard position tonight. It is best to steer clear of the Knicks when setting DFS lineups.
Source: Mike Vorkunov on Twitter
October 22, 2019, 2:46 pmAllonzo TrierPG, New York Knicks
Allonzo Trier is a candidate to start for the Knicks when they take on the Spurs in Wednesday's season opener.
Mitchell Robinson sprained his ankle in Monday's practice, and the team is looking at altering the rotation if he can't go. An interesting wrinkle is that even with a healthy Robinson, Trier is still under consideration as the team liked the way he and RJ Barrett look together. The Knicks have a few options to go if they choose this route with quite a lot of fantasy implications. Stay tuned.