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RJ Barrett bounces back for Knicks with 21 points, 9 assists

New York Knicks small forward RJ Barrett scored 21 points (8-of-16 field goals, 3-of-6 free throws) with 6 rebounds, 9 assists, 2 steals, 2 3-pointers, and 2 turnovers in 31.7 minutes of a 120-102 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday.

What It Means:

The assists set a new career-high for the 3rd overall pick and Barrett has now scored over 20 points in four games. He shot much better after going a combined 5-for-20 in the previous two games. This was the first time Barrett made at least half of his shot attempts since his NBA debut. Barrett is only shooting 41.0 percent from the floor through 11 games, but he's averaging 16.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.3 treys. The Knicks will host the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.

Barrett scored a season-best 45.7 FanDuel points on Tuesday. numberFire's models project him for 10.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.8 steals, and 1.2 triples per contest over the rest of the season.