Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 12/10/12
Andrea Bargnani has spent his whole career with the Toronto Raptors. Since being selected with the first overall pick in the 2006 draft, he’s continued to improve year after year. He’s had his injury issues, but the fact that his stats kept getting up had to be encouraging. But his scoring numbers peaked in the 2010-11 season where he averaged 21.4 points per game. This season he’s scoring only 16.8 points per game and shooting just under 40% from the field. He’s a 7-footer, and although not a traditional center, he hasn’t had double figure rebounds in any game this season. The Raptors are sitting at 4-17 and although Bargnani isn’t the only problem with the team, he’s taking a lot of the blame. His attitude, which he describes as “even-keeled” is being viewed by some as lethargic and lazy. Bargnani’s recent performance has some people saying that he might be traded, something he now has to deal with on a nightly basis. “Of course I hear the trade rumors,” Bargnani said. “
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