Barrett will not play for Canada during the FIBA World Cup as he recovers from a mild calf strain suffered during Las Vegas Summer League, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. While Barrett will join the national team for training camp and team activities, he'll avoid participating in the games themselves as he looks to get healthy ahead of the NBA season. Barrett put up great raw numbers during summer league -- 16.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 1.0 block -- but he struggled shooting the ball, hitting just 37.3 percent of his field goals, 28.6 percent of his threes and 65.4 percent of his free throws. He figures to be a primary offensive option for the Knicks during his rookie campaign, though he'll have to fight for touches with Dennis Smith, Kevin Knox and Julius Randle.
Barrett finished with 21 points (6-17 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 7-10 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists and a steal across 29 minutes in the Knicks' win over the Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League on Wednesday. Barrett went off for 21 points after scoring 17 in Tuesday's loss to the Raptors, and it seems as though his offensive woes that he suffered early in summer league play are behind him. His field goal percentage (38.7) over his last two games continues to be dismal, but Barrett's scoring average continues to climb.
Barrett totaled 17 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks over 27 minutes in the Knicks' 85-73 loss to the Raptors on Tuesday in the Las Vegas Summer League. After scoring 18 points in his first two summer league games combined, Barrett went off for 17 points and added 10 rebounds for a big double-double. His six assists and three blocks were the cherry on top of a huge stat line that fans had eagerly been awaiting from this year's No. 3 pick.
Barrett tallied eight points (3-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block across 32 minutes during the Knicks' 105-100 overtime loss to the Suns in a Las Vegas Summer League game Sunday. The 2019 first-round pick scuffled badly from the field for the second time in as many games, although he made an impressive impact on the boards. Barrett is shooting an abysmal 20.0 percent (7-for-35) over his first pair of contests in Vegas, but he should seen plenty of minutes with which to work out the kinks over the balance of summer league play.
Barrett posted 10 points (4-18 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 1-4 FT), five rebounds and an assist across 25 minutes in Friday's 80-74 loss to the Pelicans in the Las Vegas Summer League (game halted due to earthquake). The Knicks are certain to slide their third-overall pick directly into the starting lineup next season, so it's likely that we'll see plenty of Barrett in Las Vegas this summer. While the Knicks acquired a slew of backcourt options in the offseason, Barrett should sit atop the depth chart at the two spot for the foreseeable future.
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