RJ Barrett’s shooting woes continue in Knicks’ loss

RJ Barrett’s shooting woes continue in Knicks’ loss

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s not getting any higher for RJ Barrett.

As he continued to battle a chilly, his deep capturing droop dragged on Friday evening. Barrett hasn’t made any excuses, and has performed huge minutes regardless of being in poor health, however his shot has but to come back round.

Within the Knicks’ ugly 111-101 loss to the Warriors at Chase Middle, Barrett shot 6-for-19 from the sphere and is now 17-for-65 over his previous 4 video games. He did snap his 3-point drought at 19 by hitting one, however he missed 5 others and has made solely certainly one of his previous 23 tries from lengthy distance.

“Typically in basketball it occurs. Nobody is ideal,” Barrett mentioned earlier than the sport. “Simply proceed to get within the health club. … Attempt to groove your shot. That’s all you’ll be able to actually do.

RJ Barrett shoots over Draymond Inexperienced in the course of the Knicks’ 111-101 loss to the Warriors.Getty Photos

“If the shot is huge open I’m going to shoot it. I don’t have a conscience that manner. I’m snug. I work too onerous on my sport.”

Barrett mentioned he hasn’t felt proper all week, and he has even been coughing throughout video games, but to shake the bug.

Nonetheless, coach Tom Thibodeau performed him main minutes within the first three video games of the highway journey and isn’t involved concerning the wing’s capturing woes.

“It’s been the identical all three years. He began slowly and it’s a gradual climb,” the coach mentioned. “I’m very assured in his capturing capacity. So, simply proceed to place the work in, get some simple buckets. His capturing will come alongside. I’m very assured about that.”

Cam Reddish left the sport within the third quarter with a proper groin harm. He fell awkwardly after getting fouled on a drive by Draymond Inexperienced.

Thibodeau mentioned his standing is daily.

Reddish felt the groin early within the sport and it worsened afterward within the contest. “It was gradual,” he mentioned. Requested if he would be capable to play on Sunday towards the Suns, Reddish mentioned: “I don’t know what’s occurring. I simply know my groin is sore proper now.”

Mitchell Robinson (sprained proper knee) missed an eighth straight sport, however is getting nearer to returning, Thibodeau mentioned. Robinson joined the workforce Friday and took half within the shootaround.

“He was on the court docket again in New York after which we simply felt like, ‘OK, as he will get nearer, then he’ll be a part of us.’ And he did,” Thibodeau mentioned. “So, he feels good and that’s factor.”

Immanuel Quickley was certainly one of a number of Knicks who struggled within the loss. He had as many turnovers (three) as he had in his earlier seven video games. He additionally missed all 5 photographs he took.

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