October 6, 2022

New York Knicks signal guard RJ Barrett to an extension for 4 years and price as much as $120 million… additional complicating any potential trades sooner or later

  • Barrett turns into the primary Knicks draft decide to ink a multi 12 months deal since 1999
  • The Duke product and third general decide in 2019 averaged 20 PPG final season
  • This deal makes it tougher for the Knicks to go after Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell 

The New York Knicks are locking down their future by agreeing to an extension with guard RJ Barrett.

In keeping with Barrett’s agent, the extension will preserve the younger star in New York for the subsequent 4 years and is value as much as $120 million.

Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, this makes Barrett the youngest participant in Knicks historical past to have signed a contract over $100m.

Woj’s report additionally says there’s a ‘Poison Capsule’ provision in Barrett’s new extension.

The New York Knicks are protecting star guard RJ Barrett, signing him to a 4-year $120m deal

Barrett (right) was rumored to be included in a deal for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (left)

Barrett (proper) was rumored to be included in a deal for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (left)

This all however actually prevents the Knicks from making a deal for any huge stars within the league, after being within the combine to commerce for Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell.

The Jazz rejected a number of provides for Mitchell, together with one which reportedly would have given them guard Evan Fournier, ahead Obi Toppin, 5 first-round picks, and money issues.

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Knicks president of basketball operations Leon Rose set a deadline of Monday evening for Utah to achieve an settlement for Mitchell. If no settlement was reached, the Barrett extension could be signed.

The extension breaks a bizarre streak for the Knicks as Barrett turns into the primary draft decide to comply with a multi-year contract extension since Charlie Ward in 1999.

Barrett was drafted out of Duke with the no. 3 general decide within the 2019 NBA Draft.

Final season, he averaged 20 factors, 3 assists, and 5.8 rebounds per recreation.  

Barrett has been a budding star in New York, averaging 20 points per game last season

Barrett has been a budding star in New York, averaging 20 factors per recreation final season