NBA Summer League in Las Vegas has not been kind to New York Knicks rookie R.J. Barrett, who has had some major struggles at the start of his professional career.
It’s just Summer League, of course, and there are countless examples of players struggling like Barrett before going on to excel as rookies.
Still, New York Knicks fans have some concerns.
Barrett did have a double-double on Tuesday night, though that was trumped by an embarrassing airball attempt.
It didn’t help that the airball came right after NBA TV’s sideline reporter attempted to squash concerns about his shooting.
Talk about poor timing…Y-I-K-E-Spic.twitter.com/rNJi9uBEn6
— Ry (@JustRyCole) July 10, 2019
Unfortunate timing, indeed.
The Knicks entered the Summer League as the favorite to win it, though New York went 0-3 and failed to make the playoffs.