Raptors’ Scottie Barnes Would possibly possibly well no longer Return vs. Heat After Struggling Ankle Injure

Raptors’ Scottie Barnes Would possibly possibly well no longer Return vs. Heat After Struggling Ankle Injure

Toronto Raptors' Scottie Barnes plays against the Boston Celtics during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Toronto Raptors ahead Scottie Barnes suffered a shapely ankle sprain in Saturday’s sport in opposition to the Miami Heat and used to be dominated out for the remainder of the competition, the team introduced, per Doug Smith of the Toronto Star.

The Raptors chosen Barnes with the fourth total seize in the 2021 NBA draft. He received Rookie of the one year honors after inserting up 15.3 parts, 7.5 boards and 3.5 assists per sport across 74 appearances for the interval of his debut campaign.

He entered Saturday’s sport averaging 16 parts, 5 rebounds and 5 assists thru Toronto first two games of the season. He is made 50 percent of his shots from the floor and 66.7 percent of his shots from deep.

Barnes dealt with a minor ankle difficulty for the interval of his time at Florida Pronounce but uncared for excellent one contest. He uncared for a pair of games with a thumb difficulty as an NBA rookie.

Treasured Achiuwa and Thaddeus Younger are amongst the forwards who figure to receive an uptick in playing time if the 21-year-veteran is forced to the sideline.

Barnes is the biggest portion of the Raptors’ transformed roster following the departures of Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry all over the last couple of years since their 2019 NBA title high-tail, so his absence will for sure influence the team’s playoff potentialities.