Scottie Barnes' Draft Scouting Report: Pro Comparison, Updated Raptors Roster

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 30, 2021

Florida State's Scottie Barnes (4) moves the ball downcourt during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 83-73. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
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The Toronto Raptors have selected Florida State star Scottie Barnes with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 NBA draft.


Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report

Player: Scottie Barnes

Position: SF/PF


Pro ComparisonDraymond Green

Scouting ReportWith 6'8" size, 7'3" length, ball-handling skills and passing IQ, Barnes offers a unique mix of physical tools and skills. But he'll earn his reputation and money on defense, where he can legitimately guard all five positions.


Raptors Active Roster and Average Salary (Expiration Year)

Pascal Siakam, PF: $34.2M (2024)

Fred VanVleet, PG: $21.3M (2024)

OG Anunoby, SF: $18M (2025)

Rodney Hood, SF: $10.5M (2022)

Aron Baynes, C: $7.2M (2022)

Chris Boucher, PF: $6.8M (2022)

Scottie Barnes, SF/PF: $6.1M (projected first-year salary, per RealGM)

Malachi Flynn, PG: $2M (2024)

Freddie Gillespie, PF: $1.9M (2022)

DeAndre' Bembry, SF: $1.9M (2022)

Paul Watson, SG: $1.6M (2022)

Yuta Watanabe, SF: $1M (2022)

Dalano Banton, G: No. 46 overall pick

David Johnson, G: No. 47 overall pick


Free Agents

Kyle Lowry, PG: UFA

Stanley Johnson, SF: UFA 

Nando De Colo, PG: RFA

Gary Trent, Jr.: RFA

Khem Birch, PF: RFA

Jalen Harris, PG: RFA


The forward collected a number of accolades in his lone season with the Seminoles. He was the ACC's Freshman of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year while earning third-team all-conference honors.

Barnes averaged 16.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 2.4 steals per 40 minutes, according to Sports Reference. The 19-year-old did a bit of everything for FSU as it reached the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years.

Two-way players have never been more valuable in the NBA as position-less basketball reigns supreme. Barnes' playmaking ability and defending will make him an impactful addition to Toronto's frontcourt in 2021-22.

Barnes leads a three-player Raptor draft class that also includes a pair of guards in Nebraska's Dalano Banton (No. 46) and Louisville's David Johnson (No. 47).


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