Marc Berman is as pumped up about RJ Barrett as us!
RJ Barrett has done everything but win in his first three NBA games.
After a strong preseason, Barrett has been even better in the regular season because he’s even hitting his 3-point shots — not just muscling to the hoop with great body control and inside shot-making flair.
Barrett has achieved an impressive three-game milestone. The 6-foot-7 sniper and only one other player in NBA history have tallied at least 60 points and 15 rebounds and notched five 3-pointers in their first three games. That other player is Kevin Durant.
The third pick in the draft is now the Knicks leading scorer, averaging 21 points.
“He’s a stud,” coach David Fizdale said. “That’s the only way I can put it. He’s a stud.”
As I noted in the Celtics game, it’s remarkable how quickly it’s gotten to the point where the team sort of falls apart when Barrett is not on the court. That’s a huge statement about the 19-year-old (and also about the rest of the Knicks roster, but let’s look on the bright side here).