RJ Barrett RUMORS & NEWS

RJ Barrett

Position Forward
Height 6'7"
Weight 202 lbs
Birthplace Mississauga, Ontario
Current Team Duke
  • RJ Barrett schedules pro day as Knicks mull options

    New York Post "Duke swingman RJ Barrett will stage a pro day with the rest of agent Bill Duffy’s draft-eligibles Tuesday at UCLA. Unlike the other participants, however, Barrett is not expected to perform drills — just interview with teams and speak with the media. This at least gives a..." May 22

  • Knicks’ draft target RJ Barrett has ‘great’ case for No. 1 pick

    New York Post "RJ Barrett’s high school coach believes his former player didn’t get the attention he was due at Duke because of Zion Williamson and feels there could be a case made for the 6-foot-7 stud to be the No. 1 pick of the draft. Kevin Boyle, head coach at national powerhouse..." May 21

  • Ex-Knicks scouting director says New York ‘better pick’ RJ Barrett

    New York Post "Brendan Suhr, the Knicks’ former scouting director and the man who used to run their draft, doesn’t have any misgivings about the club taking 6-foot-7 Duke swingman RJ Barrett as the third pick instead of trading it. “They better pick him if he’s..." May 19

  • Cavs ‘really want’ RJ Barrett

    Clutch Points "Before the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, numerous mock drafts had Duke standout RJ Barrett landing with the Cleveland Cavaliers around the no. 3 spot. But matters were complicated when the Cavs fell to the fifth pick, likely missing out on the chance to draft Barrett. Still,..." May 18

  • Knicks have Ja Morant ahead of R.J. Barrett on their early NBA Draft board

    Clutch Points "The New York Knicks may have failed to win the first overall pick in the draft lottery last Tuesday, but they are still in a very good position with the No.3 pick. It is expected that the New Orleans Pelicans will select collegiate megastar Zion Williamson with the No.1 pick. And..." May 17

  • Zion Williamson Meets With Pelicans and Grizzlies, R.J. Barrett Huddles With Grizzlies, Knicks

    Forbes.com "In the wake of Tuesday night's NBA Draft Lottery, Duke teammates Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett met here in Chicago with several of the teams at the top of the pecking order. Williamson, the consensus No. 1 pick in the June 20 NBA Draft in Brooklyn, met with both New Orleans and..." May 17

  • RJ Barrett prefers to land with Knicks or Lakers

    New York Post " It looks like RJ Barrett won’t be singing the Memphis blues. According to an NBA source, the 6-foot-7 Duke swingman prefers if he drops past Memphis, to No. 3 or No. 4, to get to play with either the Knicks or Lakers. Memphis has the No. 2 pick, but the source..." May 17

  • R.J. Barrett expected to meet with Knicks on Wednesday in Chicago

    Zagsblog "Duke star R.J. Barrett is expected to meet with Knicks’ brass here in the Windy City on Wednesday, a league source said. The Knicks landed the No. 3 pick in the NBA Draft in Tuesday’s Draft Lottery and the 6-foot-7 Barrett could end up being that pick..." May 15

  • RJ Barrett Says He's Best Player in 2019 NBA Draft Ahead of Lottery

    Bleacher Report "Ask almost anyone who they think is the best player in the 2019 NBAdraft, and they'll say Zion Williamson. Ask RJ Barrett, and he'll say RJ Barrett. "Of course," Barrett said when asked if he believes he's the best player in this class during..." May 14

  • Should Zion Williamson drop out of No. 1? Coach hypes ‘potential All-Star’ RJ Barrett

    New York Post "Flip a coin, says Josh Pastner. The Georgia Tech head coach is torn over who will become the better NBA player of the Duke tandem: Zion Williamson or RJ Barrett. In fact, Pastner said in talks with NBA personnel, some consider Barrett, the 6-foot-7 swingman from Canada, a..." April 29

  • Are we ruling out R.J. Barrett too early in the draft process for the Suns?

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Nearly two years ago, R.J. Barrett broke out onto the scene with a historic performance for Team Canada in the FIBA U19 Semifinal against Team USA. On his way to pouring in 38 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists on 12-of-24 shooting, Barrett established himself as the No. 1 prospect for the 2018..." April 22

  • Duke men's basketball's R.J. Barrett declares for 2019 NBA Draft

    The Duke Chronicle "RJ Barrett entered the collegiate chapter of his basketball career as the No. 1 player in his class, so it’s no surprise that the chapter was short. The one-and-done announced he will declare for the NBA draft via Instagram and Twitter Wednesday, and will likely be followed by..." April 10

  • Steve Nash raves about ‘next level playmaker’ RJ Barrett after rough game

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Nash is sticking up for a fellow Canadian amidst the end of his season. The Duke Blue Devils were eliminated in Sunday’s Elite Eight game with a 68-67 loss to Michigan State. Star freshman RJ Barrett was the goat of sorts for Duke, going 7-for-17 from the floor with seven..." April 01

  • RJ Barrett may be second to one, but he’s the complete package

    New York Post "He is The Other angelic Blue Devil, a one-and-done wonder driven to leave Coach K with a sixth national championship before he rides off into the sunset and the NBA with Zion Williamson. And RJ Barrett would be anything but a consolation prize for the Knicks in the event that the..." March 24

  • Draft gets ‘shaky’ for Knicks if they miss out on Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett

    New York Post "The Knicks inherited the worst record in the NBA from the Suns after Monday’s loss to Sacramento. The battle for the bottom will rage on Wednesday with the Knicks (13-51) in town to face the Suns (14-51). If these squads remain the bottom two, they’re both..." March 06

  • NBA Draft Rumors: Knicks choosing between Duke's Zion Williamson or R.J. Barrett?

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's that time of year, Knicks fans. As the NBA season comes down the stretch, Madison Square Gardenwon't be preparing for playoff basketball. Instead, a look ahead to the NBA Draft lottery and 2019 NBA Draft will dominate..." February 22

  • Duke's R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson Focused On Winning, Not Who Goes No. 1

    Forbes.com "Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett could make all sorts of history in the coming weeks and months. The Duke freshmen could be part of a group that wins Duke's sixth NCAA championship under Coach Mike Krzyzewski. They could become just the third team primarily relying on..." February 20

2018-2019 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Pelicans Zion Williamson Duke
2 Grizzlies Ja Morant Murray St.
3 Knicks RJ Barrett Duke
4 Lakers De'Andre Hunter Virginia
5 Cavaliers Rui Hachimura Gonzaga
6 Suns KZ Okpala Stanford
7 Bulls Bruno Fernando Maryland
8 Hawks Jarrett Culver Texas Tech
9 Wizards Cam Reddish Duke
10 Hawks Keldon Johnson Kentucky

Discussion

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