Raptors’ Barnes out with knee tendinitis against Clippers

Toronto Raptors' Scottie Barnes, left, shoots on New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto on Friday, December 10, 2021. (Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Toronto Raptors rookie Scottie Barnes will remain out of the lineup on Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers because of knee tendinitis.

Barnes was eligible to return from health and safety protocols on Friday before the knee issue popped up.

The first-round pick hasn’t played since Dec. 18. Barnes is averaging 15.6 points and 8.3 rebounds this season.

D.J. Wilson was added to protocols before the game on Friday, joining Isaac Bonga.

Fred VanVleet, OG Anunoby, Khem Birch, Precious Achiuwa and Justin Champagnie all return from protocols for the game versus the Clippers.

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