Originally Posted by jeffb
how do you explain him already being booed in two home games this season? How do you explain him grabbing 4reb in 26mpg? I still find it hilarious that some still fall for his occasional good play. Do the Raptors
bare some of the blame, sure. But Bargnani
takes most of the blame for his play over the years.
While his first two games can't be defended, the guy did not come to camp in shape, you can hardly justify booing after two games for anyone. A little over the top. Now that he's starting to adjust, maybe he can perform there better. Don't act like he's completely talentless, he's just been lazy.
As for the Raptors, there has been a culture of selfishness and malaise that has extended beyond just Bargnani. We've been a poor defensive team for years and it's not just one guy.
That said, it's way too early to say he's been a success in NY or even that the trade was close, but his PER is much better and he's shooting the ball at much better percentages so far this season. Maybe Woodson can get through to him to even bring slightly below average defense but much more effort than was shown here last year.
Why all the Bargnani
threads? A lot of love shown here!