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RJ Barrett Overrated?

We don’t agree but it’s not like we’re the leading experts

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NCAA Basketball: Duke at Florida State
Jan 12, 2019; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Duke Blue Devils forward RJ Barrett (5) shoots the ball past Florida State Seminoles guard Devin Vassell (24) during the second half at Donald L. Tucker Center. 
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You can’t please everyone of course and it would be hard for RJ Barrett to win this guy over.

Writing for, Brandon Anderson thinks that Barrett is overrated and questions his decision making:

“But when Barrett does have to slow down and make good decisions with the ball, the results have not been great. You know that Mamba mentality? It’s going to create a legion of R.J. Barrett stans but drive some poor coach absolutely insane. Barrett thinks he’s the best player on the court. That wasn’t true at Duke, and it’s probably not going to be true in the NBA. Irrational confidence can be helpful at times, but it makes Barrett trigger happy and was constantly frustrating to watch. He hoists so many bad shots and makes so many short-sighted decisions.“

We think he’s kind of selling Barrett short here but everyone is entitled to their own opinion and while we don't think we are, we could certainly be wrong too.

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