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Knicks rising star RJ Barrett commits to Canada until 2024 Paris Olympics

New York Knicks‘ rising star RJ Barrett will be busy over the next three summers after committing to the Canadian national basketball team in their 2024 Paris Olympic quest. Barrett, alongside Denver Nuggets star guard Jamal Murray, leads the 14-man pool who have agreed to come to camp even if they are injured and unable to play. The 21-year-old Barrett sustained a right sprained knee in the Knicks’ penultimate game, but he is expected to be ready for the third window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 qualifiers this July.
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RJ Barrett will test out knee with Team Canada at World Cup

With his sprained knee apparently 100 percent, RJ Barrett will get a chance to play on a big stage — for his country and his father — before the Knicks open training camp. During a press conference for Team Canada, it was disclosed 14 players — including Barrett — have committed to participating in all international qualifying events ahead of the 2024 Olympics. Rowan Barrett, RJ’s father who raised his son in the Toronto suburbs, is the team general manager. Canada failed to make the Olympics last summer by losing in the qualifying finals to Czech Republic. It was a deep disappointment...
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Bennedict Mathurin could form Canadian pipeline alongside RJ Barrett

CHICAGO — Leon Rose’s Knicks have been linked to Kentucky, but perhaps soon they can be linked to Canada by adding a second player from the Great White North. Bennedict Mathurin, the athletic Arizona wingman who is from Montreal, worked out with countryman RJ Barrett last summer in Florida, talked Knicks in French and can see being teammates with him in New York. Mathurin interviewed with the Knicks on Thursday during the NBA Draft Combine. “It would be fun, to be honest,’’ Mathurin said when asked about playing for the Knicks. “A lot of people coming to the games. I played in front...
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RJ Barrett maps out plan to reach his All-Star goal next season

After watching his draft classmates Ja Morant and Darius Garland blossom into All-Stars this season, New York Knicks lefty wing RJ Barrett feels he is next in line. That will be one of Barrett’s goals as he enters a crucial offseason. This summer, he is eligible to sign a contract extension of up to $181 million over five years. But there are rumblings he is not worth the rookie max.
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2021-22 Knicks Player Review: RJ Barrett

It’s been said a player's third season is when they show you who they’re going to be for the rest of their career. If that’s the case, then RJ Barrett is going to be a star. This year, the young Canuck took his game to another level, achieving the 20 PPG mark many Knicks fans dreamed for him averaging this season. He finished the year with 20 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3 APG while shooting 40.8% from the field. He also emerged as the team’s best perimeter defender, post-Reggie Bullock, as he regularly chose to defend the opposing team’s best player down stretches. Not bad for the 21-year-old. He is on a trajectory that should see him become an All-Star next season. He finished this season as the team’s leader, as Julius Randle digressed statistically and vocally as the team’s engine.
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