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Toronto’s fourth-ranked Rookie Scotty Barnes performed satisfactorily in his debut.
The 2021 NBA Summerig New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors were held at the Thomas & Mac Center in Las Vegas on the 9th (Korea time).
The match was also the first official match of Toronto’s rookie forward Scotty Barnes. Barnes, a 203-centimeter combo forward, was named fourth in the first round of the rookie draft by Toronto. At that time, Toronto passed by Jeilun Suks and picked Barnes, which drew a lot of attention.
The debut of Summer League was a passing point. Barnes led Toronto to an 89-79 victory with 18 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals in 30 minutes and 25 seconds.
Barnes was highly regarded for his talent in passing games to the point where Raymond Green was mentioned as a comparator, and his potential was revealed in the first match of Summer League.
Barnes threw a pass from the midrange to every corner of the court, creating opportunities for his teammates to shoot, and contributing greatly to the rapid attack with an exquisite outlet pass. There was also a scene where he drove the ball over the half-line and added speed to the transition game after catching a defensive rebound like his team senior Pascal Siakam.
Barnes is expected to lead the forward team with Pascal Siakam and OG Anunobi in Toronto this season. It is expected that the three of them will be seen walking around the court together.
However, there were some disappointing points to be desired. He threw a total of 18 field pitches and only succeeded in seven, which was not good at shooting. The problem of jumping shots, which was considered a weakness, was revealed in the first Summer League match. I wonder if Barnes will be able to show improvements to this problem in the upcoming Summer League schedule.