Coming into 2019 Summer League, the debut of Zion Williamson was highly anticipated. After Williamson played nine minutes total, the hype shifted to RJ Barrett.
The third overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Barrett was the only one of the top six picks to play in more than one game during Summer League. With the New York Knicks failing to sign any big-name stars, it's imperative for Barrett to flash some potential of stardom. If Barrett develops into an integral piece, that can only help the Knicks evolve into a more legitimate destination for future free agents.
In five Summer League games, Barrett averaged 15.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists. He really struggled at the beginning of Summer League, but gradually improved with strong performances in the final two games against the Los Angeles Lakers and Washington Wizards.
Is Barrett ready to make noise in his rookie season, or is there bust potential?