RJ Barrett believes he changed the Knicks

When Barrett arrived in New York, the Knicks were one of the worst teams in basketball. He leaves the franchise much better than he found it and while he didn’t change everything that needed changing, he did his part in making the team better.

“I helped build something in New York,” Barrett said. “When I got there we weren’t well. I left it much better than when it started. Bittersweet, but I’m happy for those guys over there. They are happy with the exchange they made and I wish them nothing but the best.

“I grew as a player and as a person over there in New York. I will never forget those 4 and a half years.”

Barrett was a good player and an even better person during his time in New York.