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Old 08-17-2011, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)

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Default some bargnani love ... sort of ...

SI.com ran a piece on the top 100 NBA players. Bargnani comes at #66, just ahead of ibaka, okafor, gortat and varejao. Looks like SI has some optimism about the upcoming season (whenever that might be), based on the additions of Casey and some internal improvements:

Bargnani should be an asset, especially since he started to get the line at an above-average rate last season. And given how alleged defensive sieves have turned their careers around when gifted better playing environments, itís fun to wonder if Bargnani could emerge as a neutral defender under a guru coach and alongside an elite defensive player or two. Can that happen in Toronto? Hiring Casey is a start.
Full article here: The Point Forward Posts Top 100 NBA Players — Nos. 61-70
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