New York Knicks Fans Are Furious With RJ Barrett After Another Dreadful Performance

Knicks Guard RJ Barrett

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When the New York Knicks selected RJ Barrett out of Duke with the 3rd pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, they were hoping they would have the next great Knick coming to New York. Barrett had excelled in his only season at Duke, averaging 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists a game as the Blue Devils came up just short of a Final Four.

And, for his first few years as a Knick, RJ Barrett showed signs of potentially becoming a star. his second season saw him averaging 17.6 points a night to go along with 5.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists a game as the Knicks were the fourth seed in the East that year. But, he was terrible in the playoffs that year, as they lost to the Atlanta Hawks in 5.

Still, many expected him to take a step forward, but it hasn’t happened to date for the 23-year-old, and he remains more-or-less the same player he’s ever been. This year, his peripheral stats made him one of the league’s worst players in terms of efficiency. This Twitter thread has all the details.

His poor play has continued in the playoffs, too. After a putrid 2-12 shooting performance in the Knicks game one win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, Barrett was a horrific 4-13 from the floor as the Knick were blown out, 107-90, in a game that was not as close as the final score.

And, Knicks fans have had enough of RJ Barrett, judging from reactions on Twitter.

Still, the Knicks got a road split and have home-court advantage heading back to Madison Square Garden for game three on Friday.