Sunday, November 28 2021

Toronto Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes will start on Wednesday in the regular-season opener versus the Washington Wizards, the team announced prior to the contest.

Barnes finished the preseason by averaging 9.8 points, 5.6 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.2 blocked shots on 46.8% shooting from the field. He led the rookie class in assists, while he also paced the Raptors in that category.

Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said early in training camp that Barnes would have the opportunity to log heavy minutes this season. The team likes the energy and effort he plays with while they also believe he can make an impact on both ends of the floor.

Toronto will also start Fred VanVleet, Goran Dragic, OG Anunoby and Precious Achiuwa.

Barnes brought such infectious energy and effort onto the court with the Raptors during the preseason and will now have the opportunity to do so as a starter this season. With a large role on tap, Barnes could emerge as one of the top rookies throughout the course of the year.

This post originally appeared on Rookie Wire! Follow us on Facebook!

Related

Raptors’ Scottie Barnes finished among preseason hustle leaders

Drake embraces Scottie Barnes, Raptors while courtside in Toronto

Scottie Barnes wants to be the ultimate teammate with Raptors

List

2021 NBA draft: 10 bold predictions for incoming rookie class

Source: Yahoo Sports

Previous

Taj Gibson, Nerlens Noel out for Knicks' home opener vs. Celtics

Next

All-Access with Golden State Warriors Core

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Evan Mobley injury update: Cavs rookie planning to return from elbow sprain on Saturday vs. Magic, per report

Getty Images Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Evan Mobley has been out since Nov. 15 with a sprained elbow, but according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, he is expected to return to the lineup on Saturday against the Orlando Magic, assuming there are no setbacks in his recovery. That would put Mobley ahead of the initial 2-4 […]

Read More

MLB rumors: Alex Wood, Giants finalizing two-year, $20M-plus contract

Report: Wood finalizing two-year contract to return to Giants originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Farhan Zaidi and Scott Harris made no secret of the fact that they wanted to get the 107-win Giants squad back together. They’re not wasting any time, either.  The Giants announced on Monday that they’re bringing Anthony DeSclafani back on […]

Read More

Wizards vs. Heat: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

Through 3 Quarters The Washington Wizards typically have all the answers at home, but the Miami Heat are posing a tough problem. The Heat currently hold a 75-71 lead. Miami has been riding high on the performance of small forward Jimmy Butler, who has 20 points in addition to five rebounds. One thing to keep […]

Read More