Originally Posted by Adequate Swag
A clearly defined role is going to help Andrea alot.
Last year his role changed regularly based on his play and the play of others.
Now, he knows what's going to happen every game. He'll be the first big off the bench, and unless he totally shits the bed, his minutes should stay pretty consistent all season.
That combined with increased time against second units should do wonders for him from a confidence and consistency standpoint.
I agree, last season started out well for Bargnani.But when Sam started yanking him to/from the starting line up and his role was so undefined that it killed his confidence.That plus his injuries killed him. I expect him to settle in this year and have a season more comperable to his rookie season and probably improve on those numbers.