Originally written on Hoops Manifesto  |  Last updated 2/7/13
There are few certainties in sports - that is one of the main reasons why they are so compelling.  But one thing is pretty certain - now that Andrea Bargnani is healthy and back playing big minutes for the Raptors, the losses are sure to come.  This seems like a ridiculous statement - Bargnani is the Raptors' "franchise player", the #1 overall pick in the 2006 draft, their leading scorer the past two seasons, currently in the midst of a five-year, $50 million contract.  Not to mention the star or a ridiculously overplayed TV ad for pasta.  How could a man of this stature guarantee losses for the Raptors?!
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