Raptors lose Scottie Barnes, Precious Achiuwa to COVID protocol

Raptors lose Scottie Barnes, Precious Achiuwa to COVID protocol

Scottie Barnes and the Toronto Raptors have a full-on COVID-19 outbreak on their hands. After Pascal Siakam and Dalano Banton entered the league’s health and safety protocols on Saturday, the Raptors would embark upon a brutal three-day stretch in which over half of their roster would be declared inactive. On Monday, Gary Trent Jr. was […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam own Kevin Durant in Raptors loss

Scottie Barnes, Pascal Siakam own Kevin Durant in Raptors loss

Scottie Barnes and the Toronto Raptors locked horns with the Brooklyn Nets in one of the most unusual games you’ll see all year long. While Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam had to carry a team hampered by injuries, Kevin Durant’s Nets had just eight active players due to the league’s health and safety protocols. Even […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

1 stud and 1 dud from Raptors low-scoring loss against Grizzlies

1 stud and 1 dud from Raptors low-scoring loss against Grizzlies

Scottie Barnes and the Toronto Raptors came into Tuesday night’s matchup against the Memphis Grizzlies looking for some positive momentum, as this team has lost nine of their last 12 contests. Playing without OG Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. made the task of picking up the victory even more difficult. This game could not have […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors coach Nick Nurse backs Scottie Barnes amid tough stretch

Raptors coach Nick Nurse backs Scottie Barnes amid tough stretch

Toronto Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes came into the league with such a shocking degree of bombast that it looked like he would never slow down. However, as Nick Nurse and the Raptors have hit the skids amid a rough losing streak, Barnes’ production hasn’t necessarily been as impressive as it was in his first handful […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: 3 biggest stars in promising win against 76ers

Toronto Raptors: 3 biggest stars in promising win against 76ers

Fred VanVleet, Scottie Barnes, and the Toronto Raptors are fresh off getting bulldozed by the rival Celtics in what was a very disappointing loss. Following three straight defeats, it seemed like they were going to get smacked around by the rival Philadelphia 76ers given how deep their squad is and their 3-point shooting skills. After […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors Winners and Losers from ugly defeat against Celtics

Raptors Winners and Losers from ugly defeat against Celtics

Scottie Barnes and the Toronto Raptors are in the middle of a little slide after their five-game winning streak, as they came into their tussle with the rival Boston Celtics having fallen in consecutive home games against the Cavaliers and Nets. Could a return to Boston help this team get their mojo back? Unfortunately, no […]
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Raptors: 3 areas where Scottie Barnes has dramatically improved

Raptors: 3 areas where Scottie Barnes has dramatically improved

When the Toronto Raptors drafted Scottie Barnes with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft, some media talking heads weren’t quite sure what to make of him. While he had all the athleticism in the world, his unusual physical profile had some decision-makers wondering if he is an oversized point guard or […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Scottie Barnes downplays draft rivalry with Jalen Suggs

Raptors: Scottie Barnes downplays draft rivalry with Jalen Suggs

The Toronto Raptors might’ve taken Scottie Barnes with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft when everyone expected them to select Jalen Suggs, but there are probably very few fans that are doubting that selection after watching how these two have performed in their first few games. Barnes is second among all […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

How should the Toronto Raptors line up when Pascal Siakam returns?

How should the Toronto Raptors line up when Pascal Siakam returns?

Considering all of the deserved hype that Scottie Barnes and OG Anunoby have earned over the course of the preseason slate, it’s easy to forget that when the Toronto Raptors are at full strength, Pascal Siakam will be the unquestioned top option on the offensive end. He’s eager to prove doubters wrong after a shaky […]
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Raptors: Assist-turnover ratio proves how pro-ready Scottie Barnes is

Raptors: Assist-turnover ratio proves how pro-ready Scottie Barnes is

The Toronto Raptors wasted no time getting Scottie Barnes acclimated to the professional game, choosing to let the rookie get as many reps as possible before they open the season against Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards. For a player who came into the league a touch raw as a shooter, that’s a wise strategy […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ