R.J. Barrett
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The New Knicks rookie RJ Barrett does not lack self-confidence as he believes he is worth being Rookie of the Year.

Via the New York Post: Barrett said he’s looking forward to guarding his Duke compadre Zion Williamson in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend and added he would vote for himself – not front-running Grizzlies point guard Ja Morant – for Rookie of the Year.

A lot of people deserve [Rookie of the Year], a lot of people work hard for it. I don’t know. It’s kind of hard not to vote for myself. I feel like a lot of guys are playing really good. There’s a lot of good rookies out there. Ja’s been doing his thing all year. Kendrick. Zion’s back now. Guys are playing really well. I’m never going to stop believing in myself.’

RJ Barret