2019 Redraft: NY Knicks land a flawed potential superstar

NY Knicks, RJ Barrett (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
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2019 redraft? o where do the other Knicks go?

For starters, here is how the rest of the lottery would shape up after the top three picks. (The picks below are listed by who selected them, not where they ended up playing.)

4. Los Angeles Lakers-Cameron Johnson (Previously Taken 11th)
5. Cleveland Cavaliers-Matisse Thybulle (Previously Taken 20th)
6. Phoenix Suns -Daniel Gafford (Previously Taken 38th)
7. Chicago Bulls-Jaxson Hayes (Previously Taken  8th)
8. Atlanta Hawks-Terance Mann (Previously Taken 48th)
9. Washington Wizarads-P.J. Washington (Previously Taken 12th)
10. Atlanta Hawks-Tyler Herro (Previously Taken 13th)
11. Minnesota Timberwolves-Keldon Johnson (Previously Taken 29th)
12. Charlotte Hornets-Grant Williams (Previously Taken 22nd)
13. Miami Heat-Cody Martin (Previously Taken 36th)
14. Boston Celtics-RJ Barrett (Previously Taken 3rd)


So was I.

Barrett may actually be the hardest person to evaluate in this redraft because much of the potential that make him part of an exciting Knicks future is still mostly theoretical.

Barrett is buoyed in my formula by the number of games played. He actually ranks second overall in the class for that stat.

The other data is not in his favor, though.

In a redraft formula based on win shares, BPM, and VORP, Barrett falls to the last lottery pick because those data points do not benefit him.

Barrett is 12th overall in win shares in this draft class. However, he is 22nd and 32nd in BPM and VORP respectively.

Cam Reddish finds himself in a similar boat. The actual top-ten pick wouldn’t go until 31st in this draft.

Barrett and Reddish each have negative numbers for both BPM and VORP, which kills their redraft placement.

Samanic is another big dropper. Previously selected 19th, he wouldn’t come off the board until 49th in the redraft.

The thing with all three of these guys, though, is that still have gobs of potential considering each player is 22 or younger.

They may not have performed to the level of their draft classmates quite yet, but time is definitely on their side.

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