well i was thinking about this on my morning walk to union station when i got the "Finesse shampoo" jingle caught in my head:
You've got two types of characters.
a. Finesse player with sweet shooting stroke.
b. bad-ass, tough, grind it out bigman.
Bargnani has been option "a" his whole basketball life - and he's been good at it too. For me it would really seem near-impossible to make one into the other. And sure the main issue in Andrea's transition has been a mental block. He's developed "finesse" habits in all his playing years, and people expect him to change them just like that? it's not going to happen.
As i see it, this transition is almost as difficult as it would be for a player like REggie Evans to become a finesse player.