Knicks, RJ Barrett is open to a new role off the bench

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”.