The Knicks are currently poised to take RJ Barrett with the third overall pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, and many seem to think he's the perfect fit for New York.
Add Mike Krzyzewski to that list.
The Duke star's college coach was in New York to host his pre-draft SiriusXM show and explained why he believes Barrett will have success with the Knicks.
"RJ will flourish here in New York," he said. "He wants to be here. He is so mature. He just turned 19 last Friday, but he's been a part of the Canadian basketball program since [he was] a little guy, always played up."
Coack K specifically pointed to the maturity of how he handled sharing the spot light with Zion Williamson at Duke, as well as what kind of player Barrett will be in the NBA.
"And what says a lot about him is his relationship with Zion," he said. "You know, the two of them could [have been] very jealous of one another, envious. [Instead] they became brothers. Literally. They love one another.
"And this kid is a multi-dimensional player. He would start right away. He has the potential to be a double-double guy. He's a great defensive rebounder, and if he gets the defensive rebound he can push, and he can play one through four. Because he can pass too. As he grows, there'll be times in this kid's career where the triple-double will happen more than once. He's a star. There's no question. Beautiful, beautiful kid."