LAS VEGAS – On the night of Sunday, the Sunshine went on top of the Knicks. They made comments privately about how easy it was to protect the 6-foot-7-foot-7-e-7 wiper than they thought, according to NBA source.
Because of the sun, Barrett was looking badly – as did the Palestinians. The normal sum is the summer series being too serious, but the Knicks have usually seen their lottery recently in this light.
Kristaps Porzingis looked solidly in 2015, Kevin Knox was amazing amazing last July. And Frank Ntilikina sat out with a sick knee in 2017 – closer to his young career.
According to sources, some members of the Knicks team were worried about Barrett's ability to transfer his offensive game to the NBA because he was so dependent on the ball to drive, but GM Scott Perry was always a player was last July stating as the No option. 1 for the draft 2019.
In two games, Barrett shot 7 of 33 – 2 of 13 from a 3-point ground. If Barrett cannot go to the basket with the same grace as Duke, then his shooting must improve 3 points. A 30-percent 3-point shooter with the Blue Devils was the No Pick. 3 from Canada and 22.6 points on average.
One NBA personnel director with The Post said that it was authentic from Barrett before the draft came to an end in Las Vegas. Barrett, 19, progresses further on Tuesday against their native poultry at 9 p.m. at Thomas & Mack Center.
“The worry was if he could get around the guys in the NBA, the personnel director said. “And if it wasn't, he didn't use his shoulder (to get space) and the weakside (defense) would come on him quickly. The weakside comes quickly in the NBA. So if it is not getting guys it needs to be a better 3-point shooter. ”
This can happen with hard work, but Barrett is intangible with the personnel director.
“The best thing is that he has lots of masks and he really believes himself, and that's to help him, 'he said. “Maybe it's time, but you just hope to pick No. 3. ”
Jud Buechler, summer Knicks league coach, says he is not worried about Barrett's shooting and proposed to defend a late block of Phoenix vs. 10 back.
The Knicks are trying to make things easier for Barrett and he is working at this point to get the ball in his hands anymore. Against Phoenix, he played off on the wing.
Barrett has eight hands in two games and 1 of 4 is shot from the free-throw line in each game.
“It's a summer series, but there is a lot of hip and pressure around RJ,” another NBA scout said. “He's gifted, but he seems to be pushing. Shooting is a major issue and many factors enter a man making shots, especially getting used to a new team and a new level. At Duke, it was not effective. That is a challenge – efficiency. It will be a streaky shooter first and should lead to efficacy. He is capable, but there are no guarantees when his efficiency and level of uptake begin. ''
Probably not meant to panic, but old mantra coach Knicks Jeff Van Gundy is this: If a draft rookie pick is ahead in the summer series, he could have nothing at stake. If a player does not lapse at the summer league, it is a matter of concern. President Perry and Knicks, Steve Mills, looked at the front of the Phoenix stone from its court seats.
Knicks' head coach Van Gundy in 1999 was a badger on the run-down of the Frederic Weis summer series which was badly affected when the first round of the front-page headline pioneer in the Post: “The French Toast” proved to be bad. NBA.
“RJ should be just fine,” said another of the NBA personnel. “Just let the brakes be pumped and be patient. It will now help him in October.
The Knicks coach, David Fizdale, has not been made available to the media for the summer league or just Mills / Perry.
Buechler said after losing the Sun, “The shooting will come – we're not worried about that. We tell him to say that he is aggressive, and as you can say, he is not supporting him at all. He believes there. We believe it and it will come ''
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