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Old 06-22-2011, 11:11 AM   #15 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
Bargnani is tough to fit into a roster in a way imo. The thing is, he can score but should be a 3rd option on a good team, which really takes away from his scoring (less shots). And if his shots and PPG go down is he worth it since he costs you points at the other end? As a third option he'd have to effect the game in other ways which he currently doesn't do. I think most good teams would use him as a 6th man and main scorer off the bench.
You can hide a good offensive player that isn't great on D, but you can't argue that AB doesn't have the physical tools to defend. This team has been terrible for years defensively. Listening to Casey talk about being more physical is the only thing that gives hope to the Raptors being better defensively. Trade Bargnani and change nothing else and they are still atrocious.
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