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Bargnani tells Italian paper he will miss at least three weeks, Raptors are NBA’s worst team

Dec 14, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

Toronto Raptors Andrea Bargnani reacts after hitting a shot during their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City Reuters

If Andrea Bargnani takes his time coming back from an elbow and wrist injury will anyone in Toronto care?

Probably not after this.

Toronto will have a few weeks to see what a Bargnani-less Raptors team looks like. He has a ligament tear in his right elbow and a strained right wrist, and the official word is he is out indefinitely.

But Bargnani was more specific talking with a paper back home, reports Sportando.

You know a key reason the Raptors are bad. Find a mirror.

Ed Davis, do you hear that? It’s opportunity knocking. Go answer the door.

  1. mrchainbluelightning - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Start the Andrew Wiggins to save the Raptors in 2014 articles. Be ahead of the curve.

    And Bargnani is good as gone. The guy thinks he’s awesome and can make all the shots. Too bad that’s only in practice. Massively over-rated player who’s got to go.

    • Kurt Helin - Dec 14, 2012 at 5:53 PM

      I have already heard league people say that you are going to see hard, early tanking from bad teams next year.

  2. mrchainbluelightning - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    Oh yes, thank GOD for injuries to Greg Oden and Andrew Bogut eh Andrea? Otherwise you’re the worst 1st overall pick since Kwame Brown.

    • money2long - Dec 14, 2012 at 2:04 PM

      i see where u were going, but slow down.

      bargnani is a good player. add four more rebounds to his stats and he would be that dude. his game is amazing when he is clicking. he can put the ball on the floor and move pretty well for a 7 footer. they say he plays more like a SF and imagine him next to a true rebounder and defender like dwight. he’d hide so many of barg’s deficiencies

      • mrchainbluelightning - Dec 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

        So what he needs is one of the best big men in the NBA for him to become a great player?
        Is this a joke?

        Let me tell you something, 1st overall players need to be more than “Good”
        7 foot 1st overall picks should not require a Dwight Howard to reach their potential
        Andrea was just saying a month ago how he doesn’t need to work on his shot, that he’s working on other things.
        Sub 40% shooting is indefensible and not sure if you’re serious about magically “adding four more rebounds”

        Good players are consistently Good, Andrea isn’t even close to being consistently good on the floor and last I checked 2006 was a long time ago.

        The Raptors made a massive mistake taking him over Aldridge.
        Your post is insane, you’re defending his by saying they need to hide the fact that he has so many of his flaws.
        And you think that makes him good?
        Wow man

      • cmonkurt - Dec 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM

        That is a lot of “ifs”

      • money2long - Dec 15, 2012 at 9:37 AM

        this is called the game of basketball. not golf. this is not an individual game, so sometimes it takes your teammates’ support to really push your game to the next level. dwight howard’s game really shines when surrounded by 3 point bombers. ray allen’s game get tougher to defend when he has 2 or 3 of his teammates setting screens for him to get the space he needs. my point is, bargnani IS good player. what i mean by good is that he is NOT bad, so trying to downplay my comments for calling him good is only you speaking in specifics. i was saying he was good because your comments seem to make him sound like a disgrace, when he is not. playing with a great rebounder and defender like dwight is not a knock on his abilites. this is a team game. and coaches think in this way a lot. gm’s find how pieces fit together. basketball is a game of synergy.

  3. 00maltliquor - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Ed Davis, do you hear that? It’s opportunity knocking. Go answer the door.
    ________________________________________________________________________________

    I was thinking the same thing.

    • mrchainbluelightning - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:40 PM

  4. kacapaco - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    So what? Do ppl want to crucify him for telling the truth? Raptors are the worst team in NBA.

    • mrchainbluelightning - Dec 14, 2012 at 2:34 PM

      No, people want to crucify him because he’s the #1 reason why they are the worst team in the NBA. This is HIS team, he is the corner stone and he didn’t show up at ALL all season long.

      Under 40% shooting from a soft shooter is unacceptable.
      Anyone who had any leadership or balls would accept responsibility for many of the teams failures not just throw the team under the bus as someone else’s problem.

      No team can win with this guy being anything more than the 3rd option on the floor

  5. sportsnut101 - Dec 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    so what if he misses 3 weeks or the season lol they will still suck that team does have some players but they need sumone to put it together n its not the current gm who gave fields 6 mil a yr he should be fired asap or coach

    might have to sell team or move it to states seattle wants a team bad

  6. pl4tinum514 - Dec 14, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Funny how 1 bad pick can set you back 5+ years.

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