During Raptors vs. Pistons postgame on Monday, Toronto head coach Nick Nurse was asked why he thinks Scottie Barnes hasn’t looked like himself recently.
(via Jump View):
“I think he’s OK physically. I think he’s got some normal NBA grind, lots of games, bumps and bruises. Probably doesn’t feel perfect out there. I said that his biggest challenge going into the year was to have the enthusiasm that he had last year. Every game he was a kid in a candy store. Now, you got some attention. You get some focal. You get some tough defenders. You get knocked around a little bit. But we’ll keep working at him. I thought he played pretty big defensively late in the game.”