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RJ Barrett Update

Out with a bum ankle, Barrett is still learning

New York Knicks v Milwaukee Bucks
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - JANUARY 14: RJ Barrett #9 of the New York Knicks handles the ball during a game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on January 14, 2020 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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Former Blue Devil RJ Barrett is currently in a boot with an ankle injury ((but that’s a step up from crutches) and is not playing. He’ll be re-evaluted in a week.

Meanwhile though, being smarter than your average park ranger, Barrett continues to learn and study from the bench.

His new coach, Mike Miller, said this: “Just in conversations, he’s studying the game. He’s talking about things he’s seeing in the game. He’s at a point where he’s played a good number of NBA games [41], he has this great experience right now, invaluable experience. Now he’s taking it from a different perspective. He’s watching and seeing the game differently and seeing the plays that are made and the execution and all the little details.”

About what you’d expect really. The guy is a worker.