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Trae Young’s Advice For RJ Barrett

Just be your own man

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NBA: Summer League-New York Knicks at Washington Wizards
Jul 13, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett (9) makes a three-point shot during the second half of an NBA Summer League game against the Washington Wizards at Cox Pavilion.
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Atlanta’s Trae Young, who weighed in recently on Cam Reddish, has some advice for another former Blue Devil, RJ Barrett: just be yourself.

“For me, if I could give [Barrett] any advice, it’s just to remain who he is and focus on the important things: that’s playing basketball, that’s getting better every day,” Young told the New York Post. “And enjoy everything else as far as letting everything else fall behind what you’re here for, which is playing basketball.”

There’s been a lot of free advice around Duke’s guys this summer, mostly regarding Zion Williamson, and most of it is bad. Young’s, by contrast, is pretty good.

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