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Is RJ Barrett a bust?

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Is RJ Barrett a bust?

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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#921 » by dakomish23 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:09 am

ctorres wrote:Last 11 games:

21.1 ppg
52.1% fg's (15.4 fga/g)
41.7% 3pt fg's (3.3 3pa/g)
73.2% ft's (5.1 fta/g)
5.8 rpg
3.2 apg
0.6 spg
0.4 bpg

Far from a bust at this point. Even if you think the last 11 games is a small sample, he has averaged 18/6/3 on 49/43/75 shooting over the last 33 games.


Those are legit #2 numbers and Randle is putting up legit #1 numbers. Mix in Mitch non box score dominance with random decent group guard play and you get our record.

Imagine with even a semi legitimate backcourt? Could be knocking on 50 win level

Let’s hope they realize the obvious and pour all the resources into the backcourt. Assuming IQ is in their plans, all the picks / cap space is more than enough to build a good if not great backcourt rotation
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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#922 » by Ma10 » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:59 am

I have to admid that I have been to harsh on him. He just looks so much more confident. Last game was the first time he got fancy with that little dribbling moves. Good to see that Thibs has so much confidence in that kid. Let's hope he becomes our saviour!
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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#923 » by El Poochio » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:46 am

RJ bust..

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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#924 » by NYKnickerbocker » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:51 am

I remember RJ had people questioning wether we should develop him as a scrappy small ball 4 lmao. Thank god he improved and deaded all that
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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#925 » by dakomish23 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:51 am

NEVER close this thread. Let it hit 10,000 pages
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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#926 » by NoDopeOnSundays » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:56 am

All you that voted yes

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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#927 » by moocow007 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:07 am

RJ Barrett was the no brainer guy to pick at 3. He's still the no brainer guy to pick at 3 in a redo.
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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#928 » by Are We Ther Yet » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:18 am

NoDopeOnSundays wrote:All you that voted yes

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You cowards!


They should all be exposed! Except me. I didn't vote he was but...I called him a bust after 2 SL games! :lol:
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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#929 » by Are We Ther Yet » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:19 am

moocow007 wrote:RJ Barrett was the no brainer guy to pick at 3. He's still the no brainer guy to pick at 3 in a redo.


We couldn't pick him 1 or 2 so....yeah. :lol:
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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#930 » by moocow007 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:29 am

Are We Ther Yet wrote:
moocow007 wrote:RJ Barrett was the no brainer guy to pick at 3. He's still the no brainer guy to pick at 3 in a redo.


We couldn't pick him 1 or 2 so....yeah. :lol:


lol meant a redo, but yeah as much as we're all really excited about how RJ looks, no way anyone picks anyone other than Zion 1st and can't see the Knicks in particular picking Barrett over Morant in a redo though I think it would be close(r) than at any point in the past.
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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#931 » by Are We Ther Yet » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:41 am

moocow007 wrote:
Are We Ther Yet wrote:
moocow007 wrote:RJ Barrett was the no brainer guy to pick at 3. He's still the no brainer guy to pick at 3 in a redo.


We couldn't pick him 1 or 2 so....yeah. :lol:


lol meant a redo, but yeah as much as we're all really excited about how RJ looks, no way anyone picks anyone other than Zion 1st and can't see the Knicks in particular picking Barrett over Morant in a redo though I think it would be close(r) than at any point in the past.


I mean...he's not going number one in anyone's board. Ja and him are solid picks at 2. I'm a huge fan of RJ because...he made me eat crow. I didn't see why he was such a great pick at first. I was really harsh on him after 2 games. :lol: Then he showed flashes and proved me way wrong. I live his head down mentality. He's built for this. He's young. He's improving. What's not to like?

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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#932 » by BugginOut » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:43 am

moocow007 wrote:
Are We Ther Yet wrote:
moocow007 wrote:RJ Barrett was the no brainer guy to pick at 3. He's still the no brainer guy to pick at 3 in a redo.


We couldn't pick him 1 or 2 so....yeah. :lol:


lol meant a redo, but yeah as much as we're all really excited about how RJ looks, no way anyone picks anyone other than Zion 1st and can't see the Knicks in particular picking Barrett over Morant in a redo though I think it would be close(r) than at any point in the past.

Eh, comparing their improvements I’m taking RJ over Ja. Ja has plateaued this season while RJ has taken a leap. RJ is also a year younger. If Ja was balling out and shooting average from 3 I take him over RJ. But the archetype of player RJ is and the growth he has shown makes it hard to pick an undersized athletic-dependent PG that can’t shoot over him.

We just saw Westbrook tonight. If Ja doesn’t fix his shooting that’s his future.
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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#933 » by moocow007 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:46 am

Are We Ther Yet wrote:
moocow007 wrote:
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We couldn't pick him 1 or 2 so....yeah. :lol:


lol meant a redo, but yeah as much as we're all really excited about how RJ looks, no way anyone picks anyone other than Zion 1st and can't see the Knicks in particular picking Barrett over Morant in a redo though I think it would be close(r) than at any point in the past.


I mean...he's not going number one in anyone's board. Ja and him are solid picks at 2. I'm a huge fan of RJ because...he made me eat crow. I didn't see why he was such a great pick at first. I was really harsh on him after 2 games. :lol: Then he showed flashes and proved me way wrong. I live his head down mentality. He's built for this. He's young. He's improving. What's not to like?

Best draft pick in the lottery since Ewing?


Yeah agreed. I said this leading up to the draft when folks were debating him and the likes of Jarret Culver, De'Andre Hunter and Darius Garland, etc (which I said back then was ludicrous)...the one thing that Barrett has that these other guys don't have is that alpha mentality. He's shown that every step of the way. Even at Duke when he was with Zion. He didn't cowtail. He didn't accept a supporting role (most everyone else would have). He stood his ground and showed the same type of alpha dog that he's showing now (even with Randle clearly the top player). That type of "Mamba" like mentality (why he's called "Maple Mamba") can't be taught. So while, no, Barrett, wasn't the most athletic guy nor a great shooter nor someone that was going to blow people away, he had that "it" factor that says that can weather the NBA and not give in. You want guys like that on a team if you want to be competitive and win. Even if he doesn't become a superstar or a perennial All-Star he's going to go out there and maximize whatever he's got and fight to get himself to that type of level...not because he feels he has to be but because that's what he is. And we're seeing that first hand. There's that saying "it's not about the size of the dog in the fight, it's about the size of the fight in the dog". So no, he's not the biggest, fastest, most athletic, explosive, guy out there but he'll give you everything he's got for sure...and give that he's still no slouch in the size, told me it was a no brainer to take him. What he's doing now is what I kinda expected him to do. I think he still has work to do and he's actually a better distributor than we've seen (said that before the draft that his passing is underrated) so I think that will be another thing we'll see him improve on as the seasons go on.
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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#934 » by Jimmit79 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:11 am

I only called RJ bust because I believed that will motivate him to get where he is now sometimes fans have to be the stick instead of carrot.

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Post#935 » by BugginOut » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:31 am

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Post#937 » by knicks94 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:46 am

How does 29% of fans believe that RJ is a bust? No wonder players rarely want to play for the Knicks.
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Post#938 » by HarthorneWingo » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:55 am

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Re: Is RJ Barrett a bust? 

Post#939 » by NowWHYcee7 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:46 am

Jimmit79 wrote:I only called RJ bust because I believed that will motivate him to get where he is now sometimes fans have to be the stick instead of carrot.

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How bout you just admit you were wrong instead of making these dumb ass excuses? Nobody knows who you are let alone RJ Barrett.
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