David Fizdale compared RJ Barrett to Kawhi Leonard in terms of his cool demeanor and stamina.
“He’s really put together. There’s times he’s not sweating and I’m like, ‘Are you going hard?'” Fizdale said, “But he is. He’s playing really hard. The only other guy I saw who I’ve coached against that doesn’t look like is breaking a sweat is Kawhi. Kawhi doesn’t look like he’s breathing (hard). RJ has that same act where he’s out there, his face doesn’t change and he’s going about his business."
Barrett is averaging 18.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 37 minutes per game for the New York Knicks through his first seven games.