Struggling RJ Barrett dares defenders to keep leaving him open: ‘It’s an easy bucket’

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New York Daily News

SAN FRANCISCO — RJ Barrett’s shooting hit another funk. The efficiency dipped to unsightly percentages. Still, the latest Knick to ink a nine-figure contract said Friday that he has no plans to decrease his volume of attempts. He also dared the opposition to keep leaving him wide open. “It’s an easy bucket, in my opinion,” Barrett said, “so I’d rather them do that.” Except, the numbers say it hasn’t been so easy. Barrett entered Friday night’s game against the Warriors shooting just 40% overall and 25.6% from beyond the arc, well below the league averages. He missed 17 consecutive 3-pointers, …

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