According to sources, some Knicks thought David Fizdale did not hold 2018 lottery pick Kevin Knox accountable enough as a rookie. Fizdale won’t make the same mistake with current lottery pick, RJ Barrett.
Fizdale said he’ll “probably be tougher on RJ. I think this team is more talented, I think we have more guys he has to fight with to get those minutes. But I think the kid is up for it. I think he’s the kind of competitor that embraces it.’’
Despite being taken third overall, Barrett could be in a dogfight for the starting shooting-guard position.