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NBA Draft 2019 Rumors: Anonymous Execs Say RJ Barrett's Ceiling Is James Harden

RJ Barrett isn't likely to be selected ahead of Duke teammate Zion Williamson in the 2019 NBA draft, but some within the NBA believe he could develop into an elite player.

According to Frank Isola of The Athletic, "several league executives" believe Barrett's ceiling is Houston Rockets superstar guard and reigning NBA MVP James Harden.

Barrett is widely viewed as the third-best player in the draft behind Williamson and Murray State guard Ja Morant, meaning he could go third overall to the New York Knicks.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.