RJ Barrett's wish is to be drafted by Knicks

RJ Barrett confesses Knicks draft dream: 'The place I want to be'

RJ Barrett confesses Knicks draft dream: 'The place I want to be'

With this selection nearly a certainty (barring a trade) it makes sense for Barrett to no longer waste his time over meetings with other teams he won't be playing for anyway, and instead just focus on his preparations for the draft.

Former Duke Shooting Guard RJ Barrett has his eyes set on New York City as he pursues his National Basketball Association dream.

The 6-foot-7 Barrett is projected to be picked behind fellow Duke teammate Zion Williamson at No. 1 by the Pelicans and Murray State point guard Ja Morant at No. 2 by the Grizzlies. It feels great just growing up coming here every summer.

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"This is the place I want to be", he added.

Barrett and the people closest to him have not been shy about his desire to play in the Apple including his mentor and Godfather Steve Nash.

Former Duke Blue Devils star R.J. Barrett appears to be locked in on his preferred landing spot in the 2019 NBA Draft. Though a consensus top-3 prospect, Barrett prompted as many questions as assurances in his lone season with Duke Basketball, many stemming from a circumstance the high school superstar had never experienced: not being the best player on his team.

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