October 18, 2021

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RJ Barrett on the rookie team: ‘It hurt me a lot’

RJ Barrett on the rookie team: 'It hurt me a lot'

Canadian RJ Barrett told reporters on Tuesday that it was a crime not to make the NBA All-Rookie team last season.

“It hurt me. It hurt me a lot. I do not understand why that happened, “said New York’s Nix Guard, who said he was using Snob as a motivating tool to move forward.

At No. 3 overall picnics the game finished third at 14.3 points and added 5.0 rebounds per night, but both the first and second All-Rookie team were guarded by Ja Morant, Kendrick Nunn, Terence Davis and Kobe White. He received 10 first-team votes and 41 second-team votes in 100 ballots from the World Panel of Basketball Writers and Broadcasters.

Barrett struggled to shoot the ball, posting a field goal percentage of .402 and a three-point percentage of 320 on 3.5 attempts per game. His numbers are no better from a net capacity standpoint as he has registered a defensive rating – 114 out of a total of 100 points allowed for assets – with a risk rating of 95. However, Barrett finished fourth in points per game and was the sixth (1,704) rookie in minutes to play.

Regardless of his rookie season recognition, Mississauga, Ont., Said his goal next season is to help New York reach the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

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“I’m trying to get into the playoffs. I am trying to win. We should not expect anything less, ”he told reporters.

As for new head coach Tom Thibodio, Barrett said his fiery reputation did not frighten him.

“For me, it’s not as hard driving as everyone says. I ‘ve always had coaches like that all my life. I’m loved it. For me it’s been a good coach,” he said.

The Knicks, who have not played since the NBA stopped their season on March 11, will play their first game in nine months on December 11 when they take on the Detroit Pistons to open the pre-season.