RJ Barrett is going to be a Knick.
SNY's Ian Begley is hearing from a source that the Knicks don't expect any surprises, and they will remain at No. 3 to select Barrett. The Athletic's Shams Charania also reported that the first three picks of the Draft are set with Zion Williamson going to the Pelicans first overall, and Ja Morant to the Grizzlies at No. 2.
Begley has been reporting all week that Barrett is the Knicks' man if they didn't get rid of the No. 3 pick in a potential trade-down scenario. The only workout he had with any team this offseason was with the Knicks, as he has aspirations to begin his career in New York.
"It would mean a lot," Barrett told Begley when asked about being drafted to the Knicks. "My late grandfather, rest in peace, he was the biggest Knicks fan. He always told me I'd play for the Knicks. So it would mean a lot for me to play for the team."
The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 22.6 points, 4.3 assists and 7.6 rebounds as a freshman -- the first player in NCAA history to have at least 850 points, 250 rebounds and 150 assists in a season.