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No Andrea Bargnani, no problem. Amir Johnson and Ed Davis are filling in admirably for the former No. 1 pick, who could be on his way out of Toronto, if the trade rumors are true.
Bargnani has been out of action with an elbow injury since December 10.
In 15 games as a starter, Davis is averaging 11.9 points (55.3 FG% and 64.7 FT%), 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, .7 steals and .9 blocks in 30.5 minutes. On Sunday, Davis double-doubled with 20 points and 12 rebounds to go along with two assists and a steal.
Yet, Davis is only owned in 30 percent of Yahoo leagues. His ownership numbers are incredibly off given that he's likely to keep his starting job even when Bargnani returns. Raptors coach Dwane Casey has expressed his love for the second-year big man out of North Carolina.
Johnson is also woefully under-owned. The preps-to-pros star is owned in 32 percent of leagues despite averaging 11.3 points (61.3 FG% and 67.7 FT%), 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.4 in ...
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TORONTO -- It didn't look promising for the Milwaukee Bucks late in the first quarter when they trailed the Toronto Raptors by 20 points. But they turned the game around with a 31-point second quarter and took command of the game late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Raptors 107-96 before a crowd of 17,384 at Air Canada Centre. "After the first quarter we went out...
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TORONTO -- Brandon Jennings and Johns Henson scored 19 points each as the Milwaukee Bucks came back from a 20-point deficit for a 107-96 victory over the Toronto Raptors Sunday before a crowd of 17,384 at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors (14-23) who led by as many as 20 points in the first quarter, finished a six-game homestand 3-3, and have lost eight in a row overall to the Bucks...
Players likely to be traded before the February 21st deadline:
A list of players whose names were mentioned this week as availables, with more surely to come, alongside the long-available Andrea Bargnani in Toronto: Cleveland’s Omri Casspi, Houston’s Cole Aldrich, Milwaukee’s Samuel Dalembert, Drew Gooden and Beno Udrih and San Antonio’s DeJuan Blair.
via Marc Stein, ESPN