The Toronto Raptors have made a good decision by setting their sights on Scottie Barnes as the fourth overall pick of the 2021 auction, he who would be on the verge of being named NBA rookie of the year.
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According to The Athletic on Saturday, Barnes beat Evan Mobley of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons to the finish line for the accolade.
The winner must be announced officially, sooner or later, during the present playoffs.
The Florida native started his career in the Queen City with a bang. Barnes was the fourth most used player per game by head coach Nick Nurse, ranking second on the team in rebounds (7.5) and third in assists (3.5). ). He was the Raptors’ fourth most dangerous offensive weapon, with 15.3 points per game.
Team Canada is trying to stay alive on Saturday afternoon when they host the Philadelphia 76ers. The latter will try to sweep the « Raps » after winning the first three duels of the series.