Scottie Barnes set for confirmation year

Scottie Barnes set for confirmation year

The surprise effect will be over in 2022/23 and Scottie Barnes knows he will be expected at the turn. The nugget of the Raptors still has the advantage of being the perfect “all-around player”, a real Swiss army knife who excels in practically all registers and does not have only one strong point.

As his sophomore season approaches, he thinks he can still improve on the offensive aspect to take a step forward, especially on outside shooting when he shot 30% behind the arc, with a still light performance.

“I feel like I have the defensive tools, I just want to improve offensively”he notably declared to the magazine “Slam”. “Make my game more complete. I’m just working on my ability to go to the basket, to be unstoppable on the court. To be able to score, to be effective at mid-range and to be a regular shooter, capable of putting in shots regularly. I have to be able to strive for these standards to be one of the best in the League”.

A favorable environment

Scottie Barnes has also shown himself to be valuable in defense, with his counters, his interceptions, his intensity and his game intelligence. This aspect will also have to be raised by a notch, in addition to allowing him to sit a little more his vocal side, he who represents the future of the franchise.

“I have to keep doing what I’m doing in defence, but amplifying it to another level, where I can change the impact of a game all over the pitch. I can really take control of the defense and get multiple saves, be very active on the field and change picks, change shot lines, give teams different options and have that presence. Speak, communicate and strengthen my leadership role in this team. I feel like that’s really what’s going to take me to the next level.”he continued.

Grateful for the luck he had to land in Toronto and to have been able to quickly benefit from a good exposure in a positive collective context, Scottie Barnes was also enthusiastic about his rookie trophy from the year, coming to mark the result of his daily investment.

“This award means everything to me”he added. “Everything, the work, the efforts that I have provided since childhood. It means a lot to the city of West Palm Beach, to Canada, to the city of Toronto. Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster put their faith in me, and I did my job. I try to carry that with me every day.”

Scottie Barnes Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2021-22 TOR 74 35 49.2 30.1 73.5 2.6 4.9 7.5 3.5 2.6 1.1 1.8 0.7 15.3
Total 74 35 49.2 30.1 73.5 2.6 4.9 7.5 3.5 2.6 1.1 1.8 0.7 15.3

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