OKBET BALL SPORTS : During the first half of the Raptors’ road defeat to the Heat on Saturday, 112-109, forward Scottie Barnes injured his right ankle and did not return to the game after the injury.
Nick Nurse, the coach for the Raptors, said that preliminary x-rays came back negative but that more evaluation is forthcoming.
Barnes, who is 21 years old, played for just 13 minutes when he suffered an ankle strain after colliding with Miami’s Tyler Herro as he drove to the OKBET basket. Barnes scored 11 points during that time.
Barnes is the current holder of the Kia Rookie of the Year award. In his debut season with the Raptors, Barnes had averages of 15.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.