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Raptors All-Star F Scottie Barnes has surgery on broken left hand

Field Level Media

March 05, 2024 at 1:30 am.

Toronto Raptors All-Star forward Scottie Barnes had surgery in Los Angeles to repair a fracture to the third metacarpal bone of his left hand, the team announced Monday.

Barnes broke the middle finger when his hand hit the rim while trying to block a shot with 1:56 left in the first half of a home loss Friday to the Golden State Warriors. The team announced afterward that he was out indefinitely.

Scratched from the home games Sunday — a win over the Charlotte Hornets — and Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans, Barnes is averaging career highs of 19.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.3 steals in 60 games (all starts).

Barnes, 22, has scored 20 or more points 34 times and has posted 25 double-doubles, including four triple-doubles this season.

Over 211 career games (210 starts) with the Raptors, Barnes — the No. 4 pick in the 2021 draft — has averages of 16.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 1.0 blocks and 1.1 steals. He was the 2021-22 NBA Rookie of the Year.