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Scottie Barnes Works Out For Raptors

Jul 21, 2021 11:26 AM

Scottie Barnes worked out for the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday in Tampa.

Barnes has gained momentum as the draft approaches with interest in the top-6. 

The Raptors own the No. 4 pick in the draft.

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Scottie Barnes Has Momentum To Go In Top-5

Jun 29, 2021 10:21 AM

The 2021 NBA draft has long been considered to have a clear top-5, but Scottie Barnes has emerged as a candidate to join the mix with Cade Cunningham, Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, Jalen Suggs and Jonathan Kuminga. 

Barnes was the only lottery prospect who participated in all facets of the combine and tested well.

"Barnes has significant momentum coming out of Chicago and looks like a real threat to crack the top five on draft night," writes ESPN. "He's getting looks as high as No. 4 from Toronto, is strongly in play with Orlando at No. 5 and looks unlikely to fall past Oklahoma City at No. 6. This draft has been described as a five-player draft for much of the season, but Barnes has done what he can to deconstruct that narrative and put himself firmly in that group."

Executives have also become bullish about Barnes' shooting mechanics to project as a consistent perimeter shooter eventually. 

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