RJ Barrett Rumors

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RJ Barrett
RJ Barrett
Position: G
Born: 06/14/00
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:200 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Salary: $7,839,960
“In New York, I saw a young core that has a lot of talent, obviously with the guys that were there last season and they drafted RJ [Barrett]. I found that situation to be pretty intriguing for me and then definitely of course there was a need for three-point shooting,” Ellington said. “I think it took me a little bit of a while really to find my niche. When I got to Miami I was able to show what I’m capable of and I was there for two and a half years, so I spent a good amount of time there. And then last year I spent a half-season in Detroit. Since I got to Miami there hasn’t been as much movement for me. I feel like my skillset has started to become valued since I was in a Heat uniform and thing have been different for me.”
One of the bigger questions around the Knicks entering the season is what should the expectations be for rookie R.J. Barrett? “(Knicks fans) can expect that they’re getting a killer,” Zion Williamson said in an interview with SNY at Panini’s NBA Rookie Photo Shoot on Sunday. “For the people that are trying to look down on him, RJ’s been through worse. He knows how to battle through it and he’s going to bring the city everything he’s got.”
You also played for the New York Knicks later in your career. What do you think the Knicks need to do to attract a star player going forward? Kenyon Martin: What don’t they need to do? If I knew , I’d go play the lottery. There’s a laundry list of things, but there’s been one common denominator in this whole thing: James Dolan. There’s a reason things keep happening within that organization. It starts at the top. He’s picking the GMs and presidents and then they pick the coach, and it’s the wrong people in place. Hopefully, they got it together with Fiz (David Fizdale) being there and with them drafting RJ Barrett. It seems like they’re moving in the right direction. From afar, it seems like Dolan is being less hands-on and letting the basketball guys do their job.