According to an Eastern Conference executive who spoke to Heavy on Sports’ Sean Deveney on condition of anonymity, the Knicks are having a hard time getting the best out of RJ Barrett.
“He didn’t seem to know how to handle the game with Jalen Brunson, and that’s a concern,” the executive said. “He’s had trouble adjusting to the role of him at every turn, and the Knicks don’t always seem to know what to do with him. They tried him on 2, they tried him on 3, they had him try running point for a while ago, and he just didn’t find a good fit. Now he’s the number 3 option on that team, and that’s been a tough adjustment. You would like to see him excel in the role of him, but that was not the case for him at all ”.