I'm gonna assume that Bargnani is gonna get booed when he comes back...
The only time I ever booed BArgnani was when he was a Raptor. Makes no sense to boo him now that he's gone. If anything I'll probably cheer for him.. he's the symbol of what I've been hoping (to be traded) and hating (Colangelo) for the past 4 years.
Btw, I think Bargnani can turn his career around. (I don't mean turn his career around like start playing like a #1 pick, but he's an offensively talented power forward, and I think he can legitimately be a factor in that area.) He's a good fit the Knicks. He just has to stay healthy.
I can't wait to see the look on Chandler's face when he's rotating out on the perimeter, and Bargnani is landing planes in the paint.
I can't wait for Spike Lee to run on the court and try and move Bargnani closer to the hoop.
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Has everyone gotten their tweet?
Even when he was here, it always felt like someone else was writing them
Btw....how do I embed a tweet?
Im excited Raps get to play against Bargs 4 times a year its going to be interesting. I wonder if he will actually have emotions when he plays Toronto..
I can't imagine anyone booing Bargnani. I certainly won't. Yes his lack of motivation/heart/hustle was really frustrating, but all the bargs hate has to get split evenly between him and coangelo. He never really screwed over the raptors or the franchise. If Coangelo would have let him been a bench player 3 years ago or traded him we wouldn't have any animosity at all.
The best I can see bargs doing in NY is 11 & 4 in 20 minutes. So basically 20 & 7 per36. Good numbers for Bargs but nothing that will revolutionize who he is a player and what he is capable of.
"They're going to have to rename the whole conference after us: Toronto Raptors 2014-2015 Northern Conference Champions" ~ ezzbee Dec. 2014
"I guess I got a little carried away there" ~ ezzbee Apr. 2015
"We only have one rule on this team. What is that rule? E.L.E. That's right's, E.L.E, and what does E.L.E. stand for? EVERYBODY LOVE EVERYBODY. Right there up on the wall, because this isn't just a basketball team, this is a lifestyle. ~ Jackie Moon
By the logic of fans who booed him last season because they wanted him gone, does that mean when he shows up with another team they'll be cheering for him?
Why would you boo him? Did he publicly demand a trade (Stoudamire & Carter)?
Did he quit the team, leaving little in return via S&T (McGrady & T-Mac)?
Did he refuse to show up at all (Mourning)?
Did he make fun of the culture of country in any way (Antonio Davis)?
Did he back off an agreement with the team that would have helped a lot(Jordan)?
Did he back off an agreement with the team, blaming the All Mighty Creator (Salmons)?
I can go on but I think you get my point, what is it that he did that warrants booing? If it's not living up to expectations, going #1 in a weak draft class, then we're a petty bunch.
If the contracts for Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas taught us anything, itís that there isnít a player in this league who cannot be traded once they have entered the final two years of their contract. Bulls fans yelping with excitement at this thought can find plenty of evidence to support that notion, and this week, we just got a little bit more.
There is no reason why Andrea Bargnani should have been tradable. His promise burned out long ago ó his talents, such as they are, no longer constitute potential. This should have been an albatross contract, residual scorched earth from the previous regime, an unwanted anchor of a contract attached to a player who can neither help, nor stay on, his current team. Toronto should be preparing to use the amnesty clause on him rather than choosing which future assets they can get for him.
Into the breach, however, stepped New York. Channeling the Isiah Thomas era, New York were determined to outbid seemingly nobody, and ended up giving what few assets they actually have for a player who only helps if this is fantasy basketball. In reality, Bargnani takes so much off the table that it is hard to justify acquiring him at any price.....
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Apparently they are looking to get Elton Brand, I'm not sure if Masai Ujiri is that good, or the knicks are just that stupid, that's gonna be the most overcrowed, overpaid frontcourt in the history of the NBA.
i truly believe GMs have this secret code "you scratch my back and i'll scratch yours" type thing
grunwald probably "owes" Masai for the melo trade, eventhough masai got a heck of a lot for denver.
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