Scottie Barnes: ‘I feel great, mentally and physically’

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Josh Lewenberg: Scottie Barnes, going into Game 6: “I feel great. My body feels great. Mentally, physically, I feel great.”
Source: Twitter @JLew1050

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
“I feel great. My body feels great. Overall, mentally, physically, I feel great.” – Scottie Barnes or me? – 11:59 AM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Scottie Barnes, going into Game 6: “I feel great. My body feels great. Mentally, physically, I feel great.” – 11:59 AM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
Scottie Barnes held James Harden to 2 points on 0-for-3 shooting in 27.8 partial possessions last night, per NBA stats. – 12:06 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Scottie Barnes looks like he’s in pain. He was limping around a bit on their offensive end. – 9:08 PM

Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Scottie Barnes is looking a lot more like Scottie Barnes. A couple more days of rest and treatment making a noticeable difference. – 9:04 PM

Eric Smith @Eric__Smith
Scottie Barnes 🪄🧙‍♂️ – 8:48 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Matisse Thybulle passed up an open shot like 2 or 3 times on that possession. It then led to a turnover and Scottie Barnes layup. He is clearly rattled right now. #Sixers8:46 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
This is Matisse Thybulle self-parody. Denying entry passes in the zoom, but clanking every shot and literally throwing it to Scottie Barnes on offence. – 8:46 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Point guard Scottie Barnes about to contest the opening tip against Embiid – 8:11 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Regular starters for Philly
Raptors are starting Scottie Barnes in place of Fred VanVleet #Sixers7:33 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Scottie Barnes will start in place of Fred VanVleet tonight for the Raptors. Nick Nurse said that they will rotate the 5 spot with guys like Thaddeus Young, Precious Achiuwa, and Khem Birch. – 6:35 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Nick Nurse says that they’ll probably start Scottie Barnes in place of the injured Fred VanVleet.
He also says that they may change things up center. Khem Birch has started the last two games at center for the Raptors. – 6:34 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Nick Nurse said the Raptors plan to start Scottie Barnes in Fred VanVleet’s spot, and that they’re still deciding on the five position (Birch, Achiuwa or Young). – 6:33 PM

Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Scottie Barnes starts for Fred VanVleet tonight. – 6:32 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Nick Nurse says Scottie Barnes will likely start for Fred VanVleet. Still didn’t say who will play the 5, could be Birch/Achiuwa/Thad. – 6:32 PM

Michael Grange @michaelgrange
Nurse said Scottie Barnes (ankle) was stiff and sore Sunday, but is better Monday after treatment. Was available at shoot around this AM. – 10:49 AM

Aaron Rose @AaronBenRose
I’m going back and reading Tweets from draft night regarding Scottie Barnes. The Raptors really need to do a Mean Tweets skit where Masai Ujiri, Bobby Webster, and Scottie Barnes read these tweets. pic.twitter.com/FFohyeHqfd3:34 PM

More on this storyline

Josh Lewenberg: Nurse said Barnes’ sprained ankle was a bit tight and sore after his Game 4 return but thinks a couple more days of treatment and rest could help. Don’t think his availability is in doubt but how he looks/feels after going through shootaround could determine his role tonight -via Twitter @JLew1050 / April 25, 2022

Aaron Rose: Scottie Barnes will play -via Twitter @AaronBenRose / April 23, 2022

Jordan Schultz: Breaking: #Raptors’ Scottie Barnes is “feeling better, but probably won’t play Game 4” vs the #76ers, per source. HC Nick Nurse had said his star rookie would be available, so this is a tough blow for Toronto. -via Twitter @Schultz_Report / April 23, 2022