Barnes has picked up quite a few new fans to this point of the season, including Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd. From afar, the Hall of Famer likes what Barnes has done in such a small sample size and spoke very highly about him prior to facing the Raptors on Saturday. Scottie Barnes is a heck of a rookie. He’s a great player. … He is really, really good. He causes a problem on both ends of the floor and he knows how to play the game. He’s gonna be a star in this league, if he’s not already a star. He loves to play the game. Watching him on tape, you would think that he has been in the league three or four years so it is very impressive what he is doing early on in his career.