The Knicks will have a representative at All-Star weekend.
The No. 3 overall pick in the draft will team up with international stars such as Luka Doncic (Slovenia) and Deandre Ayton (Bahamas) on the World team versus a United States team featuring fellow rookies Zion Williamson and Ja Morant and second-year Atlanta guard Trae Young. Second-year Knicks center Mitchell Robinson was not named to the American squad.
Canadian-born rookie RJ Barrett was named to the World Team for the NBA Rising Stars game on Feb. 14, the first night of the league’s three-day midseason showcase event in Chicago.
Barrett, who is averaging 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game over 41 appearances, has been sidelined since suffering a sprained right ankle Jan. 16 against Phoenix. He resumed taking shots on the court before the Knicks’ game Tuesday in Charlotte.