RJ Barrett certainly wasn't alone as Knicks who didn't have their best performance on Monday, as the team was handed a 44-point drubbing at the hands of Milwaukee.
But Barrett's game may have been the worst of his 20-game NBA career. The rookie did not hit a field goal, going 0-for-9 from the field, and his two free throws were the only points he scored in the contest, the fewest he's put up in a game this season. He played just shy of 20 minutes, also a career low.
But Barrett knows if he's going to progress in his rookie season, he has to put peformances like this behind him.
"I'll think about it for 45 minutes after the game and then it's on to something else," Barrett said. "I've learned playing basketball that you can't think about these things for too long or you'll drive yourself crazy."
Barrett was coming off four straight perfomances of double-figure scoring, including dropping 16 points against the Celtics on Sunday, and 18 on 8-for-13 shooting against the 76ers on Friday.
Head coach David Fizdale isn't concerned with some inconstency from the 2019 third overall pick.
"He looked like a 19-year-old rookie," Fizdale said. "But that's okay. These games happen, especially against a good team."
Barrett and the Knicks will get a chance to recover on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. when they host the Denver Nuggets.