Bleacher Report Draft Expert Jonathan Wasserman's Scouting Report
Player: Scottie Barnes
Pro Comparison: Draymond Green
Scouting Report: With 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.
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
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).