RJ Barrett has had a shaky rookie season for the New York Knicks and his revelation from Wednesday isn't going to make the team's fans any more comfortable. Barrett said that he's actually right-handed, but for some reason he shoots lefty. Which makes absolutely no sense.
Newsday's Laura Albanese reported that Barrett does everything but shoot with his right hand, he just feels more comfortable shooting lefty. He's also been told he has better form with his right but for some reason didn't switch:
So yeah, that's where we're at here.
The Knicks selected Barrett with the third pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Duke product has been up and down this year, averaging 13.9 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 30.5 minutes per game. Those numbers aren't terrible for a rookie, but he's shooting just 39.1 percent from the field, 31.1 percent from 3-point range and just 60.1 percent from the free throw line. Meanwhile, his PER is a dismal 10.06.
Call me crazy, but maybe he should consider the radical idea of shooting with his dominant hand.