RJ Barrett discussed his expectations for the upcoming season, including addressing a recent survey in which he only received two votes each for "Rookie of the Year" and "Best Career" categories from 42 peers in his rookie class.

“When it’s all said and done and you see the actual results, nobody is going to remember the survey,” Barrett told Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News at a Puma basketball event.

Barrett stressed that winning the Rookie of the Year award was "definitely important."

Barrett then emphasized his versatility on the court heading into his rookie season. 

“I see myself as a playmaker. That’s something Coach K preached to me a lot. Just be a basketball player. That’s why we had no positions.”