Regardless, the Mississauga, Ontario, native said he wasn't focused on the fan reaction ahead of time - even knowing how critical NY fans can be.
"I'm excited for him", said Barrett's father. "I'm ready for the challenge". "I'm somebody who grew up watching (Steve) Nash play and I always thought it was really cool he was from Canada". "I got selected. Hopefully more Canadians who get selected can kind of give those kids and other generations hope". "That's all I can really do".
Both the Knicks and Barrett got their wish for a partnership Thursday night. The 19-year-old averaged 22.6 points and 7.6 rebounds with the Blue Devils last season, leading them to the Elite Eight alongside No. 1 overall pick Zion Williamson, and appears to be a great fit in the Knicks' system.
The needs of each team on the clock are being presented pre-pick. He profiles more as a shooting guard, given his 6-foot-4 frame, but enough of a standout season will make this meaningless; however, the Knicks need a point guard. Clarke will pair with Dillon Brooks in Memphis, while Barrett figures to serve as a fundamental building block towards the Knicks' future.
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The effect is also cumulative - the more ice lost early in the summer causes greater melting as the weeks go on. The melt season typically lasts from June to August, but most actively this process takes place in July.