RJ Barrett says he will only meet with Knicks

Tanya Simon
June 13, 2019

It seems that highly touted draft prospect RJ Barrett has already come up with his shortlist of National Basketball Association teams he wants to play for.

"This is the place I want to be, so I hope they draft me", Barrett said.

The 6-foot-7 Barrett is projected to be picked behind fellow Duke teammate Zion Williamson at No. 1 by the Pelicans and Murray State point guard Ja Morant at No. 2 by the Grizzlies.

"I love playing in the Garden".

"That's my guy - I played against him a couple of times in high school, " Knox told the New York Post. It feels great just growing up coming here every summer.

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With Mino Raiola in the middle of things it was always likely to end up this way. He may resume activities outside of Italy as Cas processes his appeal.

The Knicks hold the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming draft and likely have a clear path to selecting Barrett.

The Knicks now hold the third overall pick in the draft which is set for Thursday, June 20th at Barclays Centre in Brooklyn.

Canadian RJ Barrett isn't lacking confidence.

With no shortage of star free agents this offseason, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Kemba Walker, Kyrie Irving and more, the Knicks have room to land two max contract players with Durant being the most appealing to the Knicks.

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