Knicks Sign R.J. Barrett

The Knicks have signed R.J. Barrett to his rookie contract scale contract, according to the team’s Twitter feed.

Assuming he signed for 120% of the rookie scale, Barrett will take home $7.84MM during his first season in the league. Barrett is expected to play for the Knicks’ Summer League team in Las Vegas.

Barrett was excited to be drafted by the franchise and at the time, it appeared he would come into the league on a contender, as New York was expected to make a splash in free agency. Instead, he’ll be in a typical situation for a team drafting in the top five.

The No. 3 overall pick should have the opportunity to be one of the most productive rookies during the 2019/20 season.

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