looking back to barg's career, you don't think he had #1 level talent? He could have been very special, few players that size have his quickness and shooting. The problem is he never improved much after his first 2-3 seasons, and mostly regressed in all other areas.
Put lowry's mindset and demar's work ethic in barg's body and you get a hall of famer imo - he could have been that good. He was better than aldridge in their first 2-3 seasons too.
and the GM poll after the draft had Bargnani
and Aldridge tied as the best players in 5 years - for whatever that's worth.