RJ Barrett compiled 21 points (8-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-6 FT), nine assists, six rebounds and two steals over 32 minutes in the Knicks’ 120-102 loss to the Bulls on Tuesday.
It was a nice bounce-back effort for the rookie, who had scored just 12 points in his last two games combined. In addition to the nice offensive output, Barrett dished a season-high nine helpers Tuesday, while providing some quality rebound and steal numbers to finish with one of his most complete games thus far. Barrett has been a bit inconsistent in the scoring department this season, but his rebound, assist and steal numbers have been solid all year long. The 19-year-old former Blue Devil is seeing north of 35 minutes per night on a rebuilding franchise, providing him a usually-safe floor.