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Blowing Out the Candles
Happy birthday Brian Campbell. The quick, good puck moving defensive, formerly of 1901 W Madison...
The revolution will be televised — on TSN and Rogers Sportsnet.
Big changes are underway in Toronto, where such alterations have been necessary for some time. The arrival of Tim Leiweke, who oversaw the Los Angeles-based group that owned the Lakers, Kings and Galaxy until being hired last month as CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, promises those changes will not be confined...
Toronto Raptors: Regular Season Review and Awards
Record: 34-48- 10th in East- 19th
Review: The big news of the season for the Toronto Raptors was them acquiring All Star caliber forward, Rudy Gay, but even that was not enough to push them into the playoffs. Gay and DeMar DeRozan are now one of the highest scoring wing combos in the NBA and the foundation of the team moving forward...
Trade talks have been swirling around Andrea Bargnani, the former number one overall pick of the Toronto Raptors. The 7 footer certainly hasn’t proved to be worthy of the pick, although his contract may suggest otherwise.
Despite being 7 feet tall, Bargnani has never averaged more than 6.2 rebounds per game. On top of that, his defense has been awful during...
The Raptors pursued a trade of Andrea Bargnani throughout the season, something Bryan Colangelo even admitted.
Andrea Bargnani’s Stats
* Salary: 10 Million
* Missed 32 Games
* Points: 12.7 on 40 % shooting (He is 7 feet tall) and 31.1% three point Shooting (A supposed elite shooter)
* 3.7 Rebounds Per Game (He is 7 feet tall)
Ladies and Gentlemen apparently 12.7 points on 40% shooting and 3.7 rebounds per game from a seven footer is what 10 million dollars buys nowadays. The Toronto Raptors’...
Episode 43 of RAPS TALK (03.18.13) - So...the Raptors playoff hopes are pretty much done for this season. On this week's podcast, we catch up on the last few weeks with the Raptors, talk about the future of Andrea Bargnani, discuss the Raptors Harlem Shake, we have a #TEAMJACKDANIELS update and we also have our regular segments "Hoop Heads Humour of the Week" and...
The Toronto Raptors fans have had enough of former No. 1-overall pick, Andrea Bargnani. They’ve had their wish granted because Bargnani is finished for the year with an elbow injury, the same elbow that cost Bargnani some court action this year.
From The Star:
Bargnani missed 26 games earlier in the year with wrist and elbow injuries. He’s now suffered a new injury...
The Raptors are not considering making Andrea Bargnani an amnesty cut.
The Toronto Raptors fans have had enough of former overall number one pick, Andrea Bargnani. They've had their wish granted because Bargnani is finished for the year with an elbow injury. The same elbow that cost Bargnani some court action this year.
Bargnani missed 26 games earlier in the year with wrist and elbow injuries. He’s now suffered a new injury in the same elbow...
Toronto Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani is expected to miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury.
Bargnani sprained his right elbow in the first quarter of Toronto's 118-116 road loss to the Los Angeles Lakers last Friday night and did not return.
The Raptors said the injury is not related to Bargnani's previous right elbow ailment that forced the 27-year-old Italian...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2013
The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday that Andrea Bargnani's season is likely over due to a right elbow strain.
Bargnani has an avulsion sprain of his right elbow, and it's not related to his previous elbow injury that kept him out for 26 games -- from December 12 to February 3 -- of this season.
Bargs suffered the injury during the first quarter of the March 8...
Andrea Bargnani will miss the remainder of the season due to an avulsion sprain of his right elbow.
Raptors’ Andrea Bargnani will miss the remainder of the season with a right elbow sprain. The six-year veteran tweaked his elbow during the first quarter of Friday’s game against the Lakers, did not return, and has been getting tests since. Bargnani averaged 12.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in 35 games this season.
According to Raptors:
The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday that...
Andrea Bargnani has averaged 6 points and 1.7 rebounds in 20.6 minutes per game since returning on Feb. 6.
February 23, 2013
Andrea Bargnani and the Raptors both appear to prefer moving on at this point.
February 21, 2013
Andrea Bargnani's role with the Raptors has changed given their acquisition of Rudy Gay and the emergence of DeMar DeRozan.
February 19, 2013
The Toronto Raptors are pushing for a trade that would ship out Andrea Bargnani. However, just like last year, they are having a hard time finding a team willing to take on his two-year $22.2 million contract for what he provides. With just a few days remaining, one can imagine the Raptors will continue to push for a trade that can get them some value in return. The likelihood of...
via Toronto Star:
A source told Raptors beat writer Doug Smith that an Andrea Bargnani trade is unlikely to happen until the summer. Another way to word that is the Raptors haven’t got anything worth their time for Bargnani, but that was rather predictable since the entire league knows he’s available and the Raptors don’t have much leverage with him. It’s very possible...
Buried in a column about the Los Angeles Lakers and Dwight Howard was an interesting trade-based tidbit regarding the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani.
[Utah] has talked to the Raptors in the past about Andrea Bargnani, but since Utah is hoarding cap space, a deal is highly unlikely.
Speaking of Bargnani, Chicago would love to have him, but the Raptors...
Desperate to unload Ben Gordon, the Charlotte Bobcats are offering the disgruntled shooting guard to the Toronto Raptors for Andrea Bargnani.
ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Raptors don't appear to be interested in taking on Gordon with a bench full of younger, cheaper wings.
The Cats are "determined" to dump Gordon after the guard had several run ins...
The Raptors are unlikely to trade Andrea Bargnani for Ben Gordon given the presence of Terrence Ross and Alan Anderson at shooting guard.
February 16, 2013
The Bulls and Raptors have discussed a trade that would send Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson to Toronto in exchange for Andrea Bargnani and John Lucas III, and the deal is available whenever the Bulls want to make it, according to K.C. Johnson of The Chicago Tribune.If the Bulls were to complete the deal, they would fall under the luxury tax threshold. Johnson notes that Chicago...
via Chicago Tribune:
According to the ChicagoTribune, league sources reported that the Toronto Raptors were told that the Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson for Andrea Bargnani and John Lucas III swap was available whenever they wanted it. Although nothing is official yet, a deal seems extremely close, assuming the Raptors are willing to take the deal. Boozer’s contract ends after...
The Chicago Bulls are willing to swap Carlos Boozer for Andrea Bargnani any time before the February 21 trade deadline, according to Bulls beat writer K.C. Johnson.
League sources said last week the Raptors
were told the Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson deal for Andrea Bargnani and John Lucas III was available whenever they wanted it.
move could take the Bulls below...