The Toronto Raptors have reportedly marked SLAM 239 cover star Scottie Barnes as the only untouchable player on their roster, according to Josh Lewenburg of TSN.

To our friends up north, this one’s for you.

Scottie Barnes covers SLAM 239.

— SLAM (@SLAMonline) July 29, 2022

The reigning Rookie of the Year is still adjusting to becoming a player on top of opponents scouting reports, but his first year in the League highlighted just how bright his future could be in Toronto while the Raptors attempt builds around him and pursue their second title in franchise history.

However, the possibility of a Raptors rebuild is still developing. On Tuesday afternoon, Toronto (11-23) sits 11th in the Eastern Conference standings. They’re 1.5 games back of the Bulls for the final play-in spot, and if the season were to end now, it would be the second time in five seasons that the Raptors missed the playoffs.

Toronto has a three-game homestand, starting with back-to-back contests against the Charlotte Hornets.

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