RJ Barrett (RJ Barrett) can’t wait to get back on the court in his 15 carnival opener against the 76ers on Saturday.
In Barrett’s view, this is an excellent time to back-to-back, even if it is against the Eastern Conference’s favorite Bucks.
Barrett put the Philadelphia defeat on the rearview mirror and made a strong outing suitable for his performance in the preseason and opener. In the 130-110 impact of the Knicks in Milwaukee on Sunday, Barrett became a heavy hitter again, scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. He is also over 21 years old.
“You want to get back on the court as soon as possible,” Barrett said. “I am glad we have this opportunity today.”
Barrett watched a movie of the Philadelphia game, in which he missed the first nine shots, and he did not waver. Ironically, in the first game of the season against Indiana, Barrett scored his first 9 shots.
“The best advice is for myself-I have another advice tomorrow,” Barrett said. “I am not the only one who experienced a bad shooting night. I am very satisfied with the results.”
Coach Tom Thibodeau said he likes Barrett’s mindset.
“Just enterprising,” Thibodeau said. “When you don’t shoot, you can’t let it affect the rest of the game. His first game is big. When you have similar games, you will draw attention. You must read the game and how they play the game. You must Use their aggressiveness to take advantage of their isolation from our team. His purpose in doing this is to exert penetrating power and pressure on the Ministry of Defense and force the Ministry of Defense to collapse.”
The Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo hardly liked this visit to the garden, not just because the Bucks lost.
The Greek Freaks, who recently renewed their contract with the Greeks to stay in Milwaukee for five years, scored 25 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists.
Antetokounmpo said: “It doesn’t feel right, this is the most famous arena without crowds.” “Usually, when I come here, I see 20 Greek flags, people cheer, and basically the entire Greek community comes out to support me. And my team. It’s always good. The garden is always full of energy for this, but tonight there is no one. Hope the next time we come to the garden, it will be overcrowded.
Although the Knicks announced that striker Obi Toppin will be reassessed in 7 to 10 days, Thibodeau looks like their rookie lottery draft will last for two weeks or even longer due to a calf strain.
Thibodeau said that Toppin made previously undisclosed calf injuries worse in the opener. The rehabilitation process prevented Toppin from exerting any pressure on his legs within a week, which affected his physical condition. Toppin will no longer practice in 2020.
Thibodu said: “When you miss that type of time, and that type of injury, he will have a period of time to regain the speed of the game.” “So it is obvious that you will not run or jump when using your calves. , So the regulatory components will be part of it.”
It should be noted that the last time the Knicks rookie strained the calf was not very good. Allonzo Trier retired from the final 3½ weeks of his rookie season due to calf fatigue in the 2018-19 season. Toppin missed his second consecutive win on Sunday. Between now and January 11, the Knicks have played eight more games. This may mean that Toppin missed 10 games in total.
Free agent signatory Austin Rivers (Austin Rivers) is expected to conduct his first contact practice on Monday. He missed all four preseason games due to groin tugging and almost all training camps.
According to sources, Tippodu said he plans to continue his rotation when he is healthy. …Point guard Dennis Smith Jr. didn’t look encouraging in the 17th minute of the first game of the week, but he missed Sunday’s game due to scars.