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R.J. Barrett shining against NBA guys, beating them 1-on-1 

Post#1 » by First Step » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:45 pm

“R.J. is one of the … to me, Jayson Tatum was one of the most professional 19-year-old kids I’ve ever had as far as walking in the gym, just handles himself like a pro, watches film like a pro and works like a pro. I put R.J. right behind Jayson in that category.

“You know, his dad playing professional basketball, Steve Nash being around in his life, he’s just learned from great people as far as how to handle himself like a pro. So, I think that he just comes into it and brings a certain level of toughness, he competes harder than anyone I’ve had at that age and he’s really good.”

Barrett, 18, will begin his highly anticipated college career with Duke this fall but has already upped his competition level significantly with the hope of hitting the NBA ground running. He played for Canada in its FIBA 2019 World Cup qualifiers alongside Cory Joseph, Kelly Olynyk and Dillon Brooks and showed he belonged there.

https://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/nba/r-j-barrett-shining-nba-guys-beating-1-1/

Drew Hanlen said he was taking NBA guys already. Where do you rank Barrett in terms of prospects 20y and under?
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Post#2 » by Zukkoyaki » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:55 pm

I'm by no means great at evaluating talent but I love me some Barrett. He looks like what we thought Wiggins would be.
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Post#3 » by lambchop » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:55 pm

Should be the top pick barring anything unusual
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Post#4 » by UcanUwill » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:56 pm

barrett is beast, My favorite prospect since Davis. What he was doing in last U19 as 17 year old was insane, complete faith in this guy. He can take any guy 1 on 1 sure, but his biggest strength is probably his facilitating in 5 on 5 game and his feel for the game. Has a lot of Manu in him.
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Post#5 » by Mr.Raptorsingh » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:57 pm

He's going to be good, early favorite to go 1st overall next year.
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Post#6 » by BVB24 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:01 pm

He’s projected to be the 1st overall pick in next year’s draft for a reason. Kid is going to be a stud.
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Post#7 » by MoneyTalks41890 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:03 pm

But it's a weak draft
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Post#8 » by ChettheJet » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:09 pm

The NBA is still a 5 on 5 league, the other 4 guys tend to have an influence on the 1 on 1 guy
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Post#9 » by Aventador » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:13 pm

Tanket for Barrett
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Post#10 » by ClipsFanSince98 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:17 pm

Clippers are dumb for not tanking for him to pair with his fellow Canadian SGA.
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Post#11 » by slothrop8 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:20 pm

In the World Cup qualifiers this summer - Canada started RJ and 4 guys who started multiple games in the NBA this past season - Olynyk, Cory Joseph, Dillon Brooks, and Dwight Powell. If you watched the games and knew nothing about the players - you'd never have guessed RJ was the one not in the NBA. I understand that's not the cream of the NBA crop and the competition wasn't the best, but RJ fit right in with them no issues at 18 before playing a single minute of NCAA basketball.
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Post#12 » by Kimiko » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:22 pm

Bear It for Barrett
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Post#13 » by LofJ » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:28 pm

ClipsFanSince98 wrote:Clippers are dumb for not tanking for him to pair with his fellow Canadian SGA.


You're definitely tanking, Jerry West is just smart enough to hide that fact.
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Post#14 » by LastNameEver » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:29 pm

So proud i could cry
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Post#15 » by jinxed » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:01 pm

Steve Nash said RJ gave him a good game the last time they played one on one. RJ was like 14 at the time.
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Post#16 » by 13th Man » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:16 pm

Haven't been a big college BB fan but I'll be tuning into every Duke game this year. Barrett, Reddish, Williamson......can't wait!
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Post#17 » by Justwar » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:33 pm

I never buy one on ones who knows how hard someone played
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Post#18 » by Yallbecrazy » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:44 pm

blowin' for Rowan
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Post#19 » by HotelVitale » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:45 pm

Kimiko wrote:Bear It for Barrett


Grin and Barrett?
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Post#20 » by LeMasta » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:07 pm

cant wait for the Hawks to draft him and trade him away

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