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Canadian RJ Barrett excited at possibility of getting drafted by Knicks

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The New York Knicks have the third overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, and it just so happens that Duke forward RJ Barrett is projected to be picked in that slot.

The 18-year old Canadian has parents that attended school in at St. John’s University, and has spent a lot of his time in the city throughout his life. So it’s safe to say he wouldn’t be disappointed at the idea of playing with the Knicks.

“It would be a lot of fun, definitely, playing in the Garden, those bright lights and they have so much history,’’ said Barrett at the BDA Sports Management Pro Day on Tuesday.

He has also already met with the Knicks brass at the NBA Draft combine earlier in the month. He was impressed with the impression the franchise left on him.

“Great. I loved it, I was very comfortable.” said Barrett about his meeting with Knicks management.

“We had an honest conversation, it was good. David Fizdale is a good coach and they have a good crew there.’’

Barrett averaged 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists over a span of 38 games in his lone season with the Duke Blue Devils in 2018/19.

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Clippers ink Patrick Patterson to one-year, minimum-salary contract

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The Los Angeles Clippers got themselves a veteran forward to round out their roster heading into a highly anticipated 2019/2020 season.

The team has officially signed Patrick Patterson to a one-year, minimum contract worth approximately $2.33 million.

The 30-year old, who will be entering his 10th season since being selected 14th overall in the 2010 NBA Draft, forfeited $3.5 million by agreeing to a buy out in the final season of his three-year deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder earlier this offseason.

Patterson averaged a career low 3.6 points and 2.3 rebounds in 63 games in 2018/19.

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Kyle Lowry hoping to stay with Raptors long term: ‘I would love to have an extension’

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Fresh off the high of winning an NBA championship, Kyle Lowry has expressed his desire to remain with the Raptors organization for the longterm.

The 33-year old, who will become an unrestricted free agent next summer, admits that he has yet to have contract discussions with the franchise, but hopes it doesn’t get to that point. He hopes he can work out a deal with the team beforehand.

“I want to be there…I would love to have an extension. We’ll see what happens. I would love to be here long term, but we’ll find out, and have that discussion when the time is right.” said Lowry while practicing with Team USA earlier this week.

Lowry, who was initially acquired in a trade with the Houston Rockets back in July 2012, has averaged 17.4 points, 7.1 assists and 4.9 rebounds over a span of seven seasons and 497 career games with the franchise.

Arguably the greatest Raptor of all-time, Lowry has also made five NBA All-Star appearances, and has an All-NBA Third Team selection under his belt.

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RJ Barrett will not play for Canada at FIBA World Cup due to mild calf strain

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Canada will be missing a key piece heading into the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.

Mississauga, Ontario native and New York Knicks’ 2019 third overall pick RJ Barrett announced that he will not represent Canada on the international stage this summer due to a mild calf strain he sustained during the Summer League.

However, the 19-year old will still be with the national team during training camp and participate in team activities. His father Rowan Barrett currently serves as a general manager for Team Canada.

Barrett averaged 15.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 rebounds in five Summer League games back in June.

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