RJ Barrett RUMORS & NEWS

RJ Barrett

Position Forward
Height 6'7"
Weight 202 lbs
Birthplace Mississauga, Ontario
Current Team Duke
  • Will Drafting RJ Barrett Be New York Knicks' Biggest Offseason Move?

    Bleacher Report "As the New York Knicks meandered through a deflating 17-win season—their second such horror show in five years—there was finally reason for optimism. Remember when the Knicks thought they could be getting Zion Williamson, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, all..." June 21

  • New York Knicks select Duke’s RJ Barrett

    Newark Star-Ledger "The New York Knicks selected Duke forward RJ Barrett with the third overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday night. Knicks fans eager to embrace their newest player can buy his jersey on Fanatics, the NBA Store and Lids. Barrett..." June 20

  • Knicks Decide To Pick RJ Barrett At No. 3

    Real GM Basketball "The first three selections of the 2019 NBA Draft have been decided, sources tell Shams Charania. The New Orleans Pelicans will select Zion Williamson at No. 1 while the Memphis Grizzlies will pick Ja Morant at No. 2. " June 20

  • Report: Pelicans in all-out effort to trade up for RJ Barrett

    Larry Brown Sports "Zion Williamson might not be the only Duke star that the New Orleans Pelicans land in this year’s draft. Veteran basketball writer Peter Vecsey reported Wednesday that the Pelicans are engaged in an “all-out effort” to trade up to the No. 2 draft slot (currently..." June 20

  • RJ Barrett reveals the personal reason he wants to be a Knick

    New York Post "Duke star RJ Barrett has said for weeks his hope is to play for the Knicks. On the eve of the NBA draft, he explained one more reason why. “It would mean a lot,’’ Barrett said during Wednesday’s draft press conference. “My late grandfather, rest in peace,..." June 20

  • Knicks still focused on drafting RJ Barrett with No. 3 pick

    The Score "Although the New York Knicks brought Vanderbilt guard Darius Garland in for a workout Wednesday, the team is still focused on selecting Duke's RJ Barrett with the No. 3 pick in Thursday's draft, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. In 38 appearances with Duke,..." June 19

  • Prospects to Pros: Comparing the 2019 NBA Draft Class to NBA Greats

    Complex "The NBA Draft has become a bigger deal than the NBA Finals. Both take place in the same month, but only one can change the fortunes of all 30 franchises. In fact, for many fans, the promise and potential of the incoming crop of players have eclipsed the biggest games of the NBA season...." June 19

  • NBA Draft Rumors: Pelicans Considering Trading Up To Draft R.J Barrett Second Overall

    Inquisitr "With the 2019 NBA Draft just two days away, Duke forward Zion Williamson is still expected by most pundits to be taken by the New Orleans Pelicans with the No. 1 overall selection. Murray State’s Ja Morant and Williamson’s Duke teammate, R.J. Barrett, are generally thought of as the..." June 18

  • The only thing that separates Ja Morant from RJ Barrett

    New York Post "The Knicks may get themselves a potential All-Star on Thursday just by waiting for Memphis to select. According to Ryan Blake, draft consultant to the NBA, the Knicks can’t go wrong with the third pick in the draft at Barclays Center. At No. 2, Memphis will take either Murray..." June 18

  • Why Knicks draft target RJ Barrett is built to succeed in New York

    SNY TV "About six weeks after Duke's loss to Michigan State in the Elite Eight, RJ Barrett was in California with Zion Williamson and trainer David Zenon. They were on the West Coast for something totally unrelated to college basketball, but the defeat was still on Barrett's..." June 17

  • Where will Duke's trio land among the top draft classes from 1 school?

    The Score "For all of Duke basketball's accomplishments in the Mike Krzyzewski era - five national championships, 12 Final Fours, and 65 players drafted into the NBA - this will be a first. Barring the biggest surprise in NBA draft history, Zion Williamson will go first overall to..." June 13

  • RJ Barrett wants Knicks to pick him at No. 3, won’t work out for any other team

    Sporting News ""It's this and then the draft," Barrett said, via SNY. "If that ends up and I'm still there at three, I'd love for them to take me. … This is the place I want to be, so I hope they draft me." Barrett said he has already started to develop a..." June 10

  • Knicks’ Kevin Knox likes the prospect of playing alongside RJ Barrett

    New York Post "Knicks forward Kevin Knox didn’t get to see his idol Kevin Durant, but he got a taste of what the NBA Finals is about. Knox, the Knicks’ 2018 lottery pick, attended Friday’s Game 4 at frenzied Oracle Arena. In a red hoodie, Knox sat in the 100-level section..." June 09

  • Zion Williamson leads 9 invited to draft green room

    ESPN "Nine players received invitations to attend the NBA draft and sit in the green room, a source told ESPN. Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, Darius Garland, De'Andre Hunter, Jarrett Culver, Coby White, Cam Reddish and Jaxson Hayes received the first batch of invites, the..." June 08

  • RJ Barrett to Visit NY for Workout, Meetings Amid NBA Draft Buzz

    Bleacher Report "The New York Knicks are expected to get a full look at potential No. 3 overall pick RJ Barrett next week, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: In his latest mock draft, Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman predicted the Knicks will take the Duke wing..." June 03

  • Why the Knicks Should Draft RJ Barrett

    The Big Lead "After finishing the season with a league-worst 17-65 record, the New York Knicks were awarded the third overall pick in the draft. Although some Knicks faithful mourned the realization that Zion would not be coming to the Big Apple, others rejoiced the team secured a top-three pick...." June 03

  • Cavs reportedly want to trade up for RJ Barrett

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers may be zeroing in on their next potential superstar. Appearing Friday on 92.3 The Fan’s “Bull & Fox,” Cleveland’s.com Joe Vardon reported that the Cavs have “supreme interest” in trading up to draft 18-year-old RJ Barrett..." June 01

  • Teams That Should Trade Up in 2019 NBA Draft for Duke's RJ Barrett

    Bleacher Report "With Zion Williamson and Ja Morant projected to join the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies, respectively, with the top two picks of the 2019 NBA draft, teams will have to trade with the New York Knicks for the right to select RJ Barrett at No. 3. Barrett should be highly..." May 31

  • Knicks Not Locked In On R.J. Barrett At No. 3

    Hoops Rumors "Most experts view Zion Williamson and Ja Morant as the top two prospects in the 2019 NBA draft, with R.J. Barrett right behind them, making Barrett a logical target for the Knicks at No. 3. However, while New York likes Barrett, the club isn’t..." May 31

  • RJ Barrett Declining Request From Grizzlies For Private Workout

    Real GM Basketball "The Memphis Grizzlies have been rather open with their intent to select Ja Morant at No. 2, but they have been sending mixed signals of late. The Grizzlies have requested a private workout with RJ Barrett, but he has declined the invitation so far.  " May 31

  • RJ Barrett is now hinting at Knicks fantasy: ‘New York is my favorite’

    New York Post "RJ Barrett said all the right things, but you could sense he can’t wait to become a Knick. “It would be a lot of fun, definitely, playing in the Garden, those bright lights and they have so much history,’’ the Duke swingman said Tuesday at the BDA Sports..." May 29

  • Could the Cavs Actually Get R.J. Barrett?

    Cavs Nation "It’s officially smokescreen season for the NBA Draft. Rumors are swirling, but some of them have to be true, right? Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers are presumably out of the running for the top three players in the class, that hasn’t stopped the NBA media from..." May 29

  • Knicks Could Consider Selecting Jarrett Culver Over RJ Barrett With No. 3 Pick

    Lakers Nation "After dropping to the No. 3 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the New York Knicks made it very clear out of the gates they want RJ Barrett, which many saw as a consolation prize for losing out on Zion Williamson. At one point, Barrett was considered the best player in this year’s..." May 28

  • 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

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