New York Knicks sign RJ Barrett to rookie contract

The New York Knicks selected Toronto native RJ Barrett third overall at the NBA Draft.

The New York Knicks have officially signed third overall draft pick RJ Barrett to his rookie deal.

The team announced the signing on Tuesday evening.

Per Sportrac, Barrett’s two-year deal will see him earn $16,071,720 in fully guaranteed money over the next two years — that’s an annual average salary of $8,035,860. The contract includes club options in both 2021 and 2022, with total earnings over four years set at just over $35.5 million.

Barrett, 19, spent last year at Duke where he starred alongside No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson on a stacked Blue Devils team. The Toronto native was the first of four Canadians selected in the first round of this year’s NBA draft and six in total — a record for Canada Basketball.

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