Found July 02, 2013 on
Now that Andrea Bargnani is gone (well almost officially), everyone and their dog is going to be assessing his time as a Toronto Raptor. There has been a great deal of “throwing under the bus”, and bashing the Italian center, but personally, part of the blame as to go on the Raptors and the situation.
As soon as David Stern called Bargnani’s name as the first pick, it was over. He was never going to be the player that we wanted him to be. He was not a number 1 guy. The draft sucked and the Raptors got stuck with the first pick.
He had so much potential but he was never going to live up to the hype.
The Raptors just seemed to hope he would go out and be amazing. He is a scorer and a playmaker. He was never gifted at playing defense or rebounding. But the Raptors hoped he would become that guy.
If Bargnani falls down the list during that draft and goes to a different team, I think he has a career. He can pass like few can and his shot is pure.
But the Raptors wanted him to be a center who plugged the lane and boarded. Oh and we beside Chris Bosh who did neither.
Barganani was never given a mentor to bring out his talents. He was never developed by the team and now is getting ripped on for being lazy.
Barganani never gave up on the team. He never pulled a Vince, a T-Mac or even a Bosh. He played hard and seemed to enjoy his time in Toronto.
Injuries did him in.
I think he goes to New York and lights up the floor with his “magic”. He won’t board or defend, but he will score and pass and make a few highlights per game.
Thanks for the memories Andrea. I enjoyed you as a player and wish it could of worked out better.
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With the NBA free agency period tipping off the New York Knicks jumped the gun in making a move by agreeing in principle to acquire Andrea Bargnani from the Toronto Raptors. The deal cannot become official until July 10th but once it does go through, the Knicks are making a risky move because of what they are giving up.
Knicks Acquire: PF Andrea Bargnani
Raptors Acquire: C Marcus...
The Knicks and Toronto Raptors are discussing a trade to bring former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani to New York.
The Knicks' push to land the forward from Italy was put on hold Sunday when a deal was not completed, but a person with knowledge of the discussions says the talks will continue.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were to remain private...
According to a report via Howard Beck of the New York Times, the New York Knicks are said to be close to acquiring Toronto Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani.
With little flexibility to upgrade their roster in free agency, the Knicks are closing in on a deal to acquire Andrea Bargnani, the Toronto Raptors’ jump-shooting 7-footer, according to a person involved in the talks.
According to Woj, the New York Knicks are on the verge of a deal to acquire Andrea Bargnani from Toronto:
The Toronto Raptors are finalizing an agreement on a trade to send former No. 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Knicks will send their 2016 first-round pick to the Raptors, and a package that includes Marcus...
The New York Knicks, are hoping that a change of scenery, may help the number one pick of the 2006 NBA Draft fulfill the potential the Toronto Raptors thought he possessed when they selected him. The “New York Times” is reporting that the two clubs are near completion of a trade that would send power forward Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks in exchange for veteran forward Marcus...
According to Hoopshype.com, Knicks and Raptors agree to trade Andrea Bargnani for Steve Novak, Marcus Camby, and a 2016 1st round pick. Seems like an interesting move , but it could work if Bargs recaptures his shooting stroke. He would open up space for Melo to thrive down low with his jump shooting. But [...]
The Knicks traded for an Italian Amare.
Tweet On the eve of the 2013 NBA free agency period, the New York Knicks has agreed to send Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and a first round pick for former #1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani, per multiple sources: Toronto is finalizing agreement to send Andrea Bargnani to Knicks for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and 2016 [...]
Now that the NY Knicks landed Andrea Bargnani in a trade, what is up Glen Grunwald’s sleeve next? Point guard has been a hotly contested issue since the Knicks were ousted in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Armed with a taxpayer mini mid priced at 3+ million a year, or a veteran minimum contract, the Knicks have some options this early in free agency.
One point guard that has been...