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2019 NBA Draft: Could RJ Barrett Slide To The Lakers?

New York may be having other ideas

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NCAA Basketball: Texas Tech at Duke
Dec 20, 2018; New York, NY, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward RJ Barrett (5) puts up a shot against Texas Tech Red Raiders guard Davide Moretti (25) in the second half of the Ameritas Insurance Classic at Madison Square Garden.
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New York has been a miserable franchise for a very long time and there’s a reason for that: it’s a chronically mismanaged franchise and has been for a really long time.

That’s why we consistently say that it’s better to go to a well managed team than a dysfunctional one.

So as it turns out, RJ Barrett may escape the Knicks nonsense for the Lakers.

True, the Lakers are having issues lately too but they have glamour and, well Los Angeles and LeBron James.

At an absolute minimum, Barrett could learn from James for a few years and that would be priceless. And there’s a pretty good chance that that LA draws in some solid free agents this summer. So in this case, going later is clearly better.

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