The NBA’s annual media day saw teams across the league hold interviews for their resident stars. For the New York Knicks, every word can be front-page news. Especially when an inconsistent rising star like RJ Barrett is asked a tough question.
Barrett was asked if he would be willing to back up Julius Randle at the power forward position, assisting the second unit alongside Josh Hart. The fifth-year forward shared with reporters that he would be available to come off the bench as a power forward if coach Tom Thibodeau requested it.
All-Star Julius Randle is New York’s starting forward. In response to playing behind Julius Randle, Barrett said: “All we have to do to win is what we’re going to do… if that’s what I have to do, then I’ll do it. I’m very willing and happy to do it”.