Originally Posted by RAPMAN
Dude, Andrea has been spoon fed ever since he was drafted. Go back to 2006, BC and Gherardhini both claimed Andrea was going to be their future center. Both said he weighed 250 at the time of the draft and his body was going to be developped. BC traded for Rasho so Bargnani
didn't have start and Rasho can play against the Centers. The pick-up of Garbo helped because he was veteran presence (I think former teammate) and spoke Italian which would help with his transition in Canada. Bargnani
also had his mentor Gherardhini as assistant GM. Bargnani
struggled big time in second season and the Raptors
got trounced by Howard in the playoffs. So the Raps trade for Jo to help with the center position and because the Raps needed help in scoring. Look it up, Bargnani
was drafted to become the next center for the Raptors. Its not the franchise fault he hasn't progressed enough to guard the center position. Besides, who guarded the centers this year, it was Amir and Ed Davis, not Bargnani!!
that's not completely factual.... AB has guarded centers this year, though they somewhat treated all three of AB, AJ and ED as 4's at various times. Also, when a prospect is drafted, it isn't as clear as you're making it in terms of how a player will develop.....