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Old 02-26-2011, 05:48 PM   #9 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by js12 View Post
Our main problem on defence is points allowed in the paint and three point shots. A lot of three point shots are caused by penetration in the paint. If we had a center that can defend, a lot of points can be prevented.

Bargnani has shown time to time that he can not block shots, and can not react to player switching. It costs the Raptors at least 10-20 points every game. In Bargnani's rookie season, he played PF. The role of interior defence did not fall entirely on his shoulders.
i never suggested he was a good defender. my views on that are well chronicled on this site. my point was that saying we were a good defending team several years ago when almost our entire roster was different than it is now is not a reasonable criticism of bargnani.

he's a bad defender. there is no denying that. and he's never been a leader in teh nba, so i have no idea why anyone would claim that he is (@ rapman).

our team stinks, we are rebuilding. have a little patience.
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