Knicks guard RJ Barrett is the youthful face of Canadian basketball. When he returns to his home country on Wednesday, he's going to get a warm welcome.
According to a report from The Post, when the Knicks (4-13) visit the Toronto Raptors (11-4) this week, the home team is going to "show a tribute" to Barrett.
Barrett, 19, will be playing in his first-career game in Toronto.
The No. 3 overall pick played through the ranks of the Canadian national team growing up. He's a well-known player in the country because of that, and his father, Rowan Barrett.
His father was also a figure in Canadian basketball in the past, and he's currently the general manager of the Canadian national team.
The Duke product sat out the Knicks' game on Sunday against the Nets, but only as a precaution due to illness. It was the first game he's sat out during his career.
Barrett is averaging 15.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game to start his career.
Wednesday's tip is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.