Top 3 NBA Draft Prospect RJ Barrett Only Wants to Play for the Knicks

Duke Blue Devils forwards RJ Barrett (5) in March. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (10158161bp)

Duke’s guard RJ Barrett is making sure that there is no doubt about the team he would like to play for in the NBA. After attending his workout with the New York Knicks, Barrett told the reporters that he won’t be meeting with any other teams until the 2019 NBA Draft.

“I won’t be meeting with any other teams,” – said Barrett on Monday. “This is the place I want to be, so I hope they draft me.”

The Knicks hold the No.3 pick in this year’s draft, and Barrett is considered the third best prospect in his class, so his whish could easily come true. This is, of course, if the team keeps the pick.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks are interested in acquiring New Orleans Pelicans’ All-Star Anthony Davis and are ready to put up a trade package that revolves around the third overall pick.

RJ Barrett came out of high school as a potential first overall pick, but his draft stocks slightly dipped during his freshman year at college due to the rise of his Duke teammate Zion Williamson. Barrett still delivered a great season, however, and averaged 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game.

Williamson is almost universally considered the top pick in this year’s draft, with Murray State’s guard Ja Morant projected to go second overall.