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New York focuses on surrounding RJ Barrett with complementary players

The New York Knicks have a potential star to build in RJ Barrett, which was the third overall pick in the 2019 draft.

But the team is now determined to fill the role that surrounds it in this offseason, according to SNY’s Ian Begley. This means involving shooters who can distance the ground and help improve the team’s fourth worst shot percentage this year.

Begley mentioned a guiding guard as an option, but also noted that great men must also have some range for the new president Leon Rose’s team:

“Before Leon Rose took control, other areas of need identified by the New York front office / scout included a striker who could stretch the floor.

“One person in contact with members of the organization at the time said that part of the club’s off-season thinking was focused on finding players who complete the RJ Barrett rookie.”

Apparently it’s still on the agenda, according to Begley: “An SNY source said finding an attacker who can take down a shot – in the draft or in a free agency – is an item on the Knicks list.