The 2019-20 NBA regular season begins Oct. 23 for the Knicks against the San Antonio Spurs, but RJ Barrett might have his calendar circled for Nov. 8 when New York plays the Dallas Mavericks.
In a Monday AMA with Bleacher Report, the No. 3 overall pick by the Knicks in June's draft was asked whom he would want to posterize -- among all-time and current players -- if given the chance.
Barrett went with a rather recent and well-known figure for Knicks fan, name dropping former New York power forward Kristaps Porzingis, who spent three-plus years at Madison Square Garden.
"Let's go with Porzingis," Barrett said, according to Bleacher Report.
Traded to the Mavericks from the Knicks on Jan. 31, the 7-foot-3 Porzingis is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee. He has not played since Feb. 6, 2018, when the injury occurred against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Barrett's comment could have been for fun, the one-and-done product from Duke has fully embraced the Knicks since they drafted him June 21. The 6-foot-7 wing has Rooke of the Year aspirations in mind as the Knicks rebuild under second-year head coach David Fizdale.