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Scottie Barnes would change Wizards' defense from Day 1

Wingspan: 7-2 2020/21 stats: 24 G, 10.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.5 spg, 0.5 bpg, 50.3 FG% (4.1/8.1), 27.5 3PT% (0.5/1.7), 62.1 FT%. Projections: NBC Sports Washington 8th, Sports Illustrated 6th, Ringer 11th, 6th, Bleacher Report 11th. 5 things to know:. - Barnes is already a good, versatile...
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Scottie Barnes NBA Combine 2021: Measurements, Analysis and Impressions

Scottie Barnes is among the 69 participants going through the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago, which is set to run through Sunday. Barnes, who entered the NBA draft after one year at Florida State, averaged 10.3 points on 50.3 percent shooting, 4.1 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game. He was named the ACC Rookie of the Year, an All-ACC Third Team member and the ACC Sixth Man of the Year.
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2021 NBA Draft: Scottie Barnes Has Tantalizing Two-Way Upside

Wingspan: 7-2 2020/21 stats: 24 G, 10.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.5 spg, 0.5 bpg, 50.3 FG% (4.1/8.1), 27.5 3PT% (0.5/1.7), 62.1 FT%. Projections: NBC Sports Washington 8th, Sports Illustrated 6th, Ringer 11th, 6th, Bleacher Report 11th. 5 things to know:. - Barnes is already a good, versatile...
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Scottie Barnes In Depth Scouting Report/Breakdown

19 year old 6’9, 227 pound forward out of Florida State. Averaged 10.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.0 assists on 50.3% fg, 27.5% 3, 62.1% ft. Scottie Barnes has easily the most unique skill set in the draft. When you see his height and weight you see a combo forward and while he is partly that, he is so much more. There are very large portions of games where he is not only initiating the offense but also guarding the opposing team's point guard on the other end. I love this so much because whatever team he goes to will have many different options they can go to depending on the matchup lineup wise. If his team has a bad defensive player, you can put Barnes on almost anyone to hide a player. If his team doesn’t have a backup PG, then he can play stints as the main ball handler. This versatility makes him a very high floor player because he is plug and play in any situation. Going into that potential of him playing point guard his handle and vision for his size is elite. I mentioned that potential point forward role for Jalen Johnson but Barnes is far more developed in those areas than Johnson is. There is a large difference between someone who can just lead a fast break versus a player like Scottie who is a guy you can rely on as a primary playmaker. He has a great handle as his ball security is very impressive and he also has some nice moves to break players down. I think his upside as a PnR ball handler is sky high because he does a masterful job to navigate screens so he can create opportunities for his teammates and others. He has some of the best vision in the entire class as frequently he would make impressive reads that lead to open shots. His touch on passes also impressed me a lot as well. His understanding for not only hitting teammates but where to hit teammates in the right pockets showed his really advanced understanding of the game, some great examples of hitting backdoor cutters and lobs in there. There are actually some moments where I want him to be a little more aggressive because he is just so obsessed with playmaking. He is a dangerous player going downhill as his excellent athleticism and long strides make him very tough to stop with a head of steam, where he can either finish at the hoop or pass to teammates. This really showed out in transition where his best scoring comes from as he had some great moments using footwork and impressive touch to finish. His skills as a guy who can grab a rebound also intrigue me a lot as he immediately has his head up, ready to push the break and get easy baskets. Moving on to his defense he has the potential to be the best one in this class. He is the most versatile defender in the class with legit potential to guard all 5 positions, something I do not say often. While his physical attributes are big for him being the great defender that he is, more than anything it is just how damn hard he plays that makes him so great. You will often see him guarding full court which will really exhaust his opponent throughout a game. He’s all over the floor, diving for loose balls and making momentum shifting plays. The kid is just so passionate about basketball, and that passion is infectious to his whole team. His very quick feet allow him to stay glued to almost any player on the perimeter, with him locking down some of the nations best perimeter players on a daily basis. His incredible length also helps in that area as it makes everything more challenging, whether that be getting by him, making a pass, or hitting a shot. Opponents only shot 32.7% when guarded by him, a phenomenal number. His 7’2 wingspan allows him to be a menace in passing lanes as well, with him getting a remarkable 2.4 steals per 40 and tons of deflections in there as well. While his block numbers are not very impressive on paper his overall help defense is great which is yet again due to his great basketball IQ. He has great understanding of the proper place/time to rotate and then he uses his great length to contest shots. He is a great communicator on defense as well. Whenever he is on the court the switches and rotations are always so much smoother because he is always telling the other players where to be. He had some great moments of showing off his physicality while guarding bigs on switches as well, showing off that 1-5 ability. I really think he could be a guy who makes 10+ all-defense teams and be in contention for multiple DPOYs.
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Charlotte Hornets NBA Draft Profile: Scottie Barnes

The Charlotte Hornets own their own first-round pick and are owed second-round picks from the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers. Over the next couple of months, leading up to the 2021 NBA Draft, Swarm & Sting will take a look at prospects hoping to hear their name called on draft night.
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Scottie Barnes 2021 NBA Draft Profile

The 2021 NBA Draft will be an important event for teams to build for their future. Here is the Scottie Barnes 2021 NBA Draft Profile. 2021 stats: 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 0.5 blocks per game, 1.5 steals per game, 50.3% FG, 27.5% 3PT, 62.1% FT. Barnes is one...
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Cavs 2021 NBA Draft: Scottie Barnes could be CLE X-factor

Heading into the draft lottery to come on June 22, the Cleveland Cavaliers are currently slotted at the #5 position after having lost a tiebreaker to the Oklahoma City Thunder. At the moment, the Cavs do have a 45.1 percent chance of selecting in the top 4 of the 2021...
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OKC Thunder surprisingly take Scottie Barnes in recent NBA Mock Draft

The OKC Thunder have the opportunity to come away from the 2021 NBA Draft as unequivocal winners. Due to the fact that they finished with the fourth-worst record in the association this past season, Oklahoma City boasts the fourth-best odds of landing the top slot come July’s illustrious night, and a 52.5 percent chance of having their pick land within the top-5.
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2021 NBA Draft Profile: Scottie Barnes

Most college basketball teams had their season shortened due to Covid-19 outbreaks and Florida State was among them. Scottie Barnes, a consensus 5-star recruit out of the famed Montverde Academy, gave a glimpse of the potential that have NBA scouts fawning over him. Athleticism & Size. Barnes is 6’9″ with...
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2021 NBA Draft: Pistons should consider Scottie Barnes starting at #3

Detroit Pistons fans have been rubbing our hands together and chomping at the bit to discuss the 2021 NBA Draft now that the season is over. I am definitely a #drafthead in addition to being in love with Dee-troit Basket-ball so you will mostly see me post on the draft. I wanted to start off by arguing for a player that I feel the Detroit Pistons should consider starting at #3: Scottie Barnes (FYI I am a Cade #1 and Mobley #2 guy just so you know).
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2021 Draft Profile: Scottie Barnes

This season has been tumultuous in a number of ways that the Indiana Pacers frankly are not accustomed to. However, if there is any cushioning for this difficult year, it’s that 2021 is THE season to struggle. The Pacers have not drafted in the lottery since they selected Myles Turner 11th overall in the 2015 Draft. At 34-38 to close out the regular season, the Pacers are currently 13th in the draft order, with a 4.8% chance at a top 4 pick, and 1% likelihood at the 1st overall selection per

Scottie Barnes NBA Draft Tape | Florida State Guard

Florida State’s Scottie Barnes is a highly coveted prospect in the 2021 NBA Draft. The 6’9″ 227 pound freshman was a third-team All-ACC Selection, Sixth Man Of The Year, and the Freshman of The Year for the conference. He averaged 10.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists for the ‘Noles this season. His long arms, […]
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Cavs 2021 NBA Draft: Pros and cons of potential Scottie Barnes selection

The Cleveland Cavaliers are projected to have a top six pick in the upcoming draft on July 29 and 6-foot-9 forward Scottie Barnes could be a potential suitor for the Cavs. The playmaking forward out of Florida State started just seven of his 24 games in college, but he made a huge impact when playing for the Seminoles.