Andrea Bargnani Reflects on 2008-09
Old 04-18-2009, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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God I love Bargnani, he's the man. He's saying exactly what I want him to say.

YES Bargs. Doin' the Bull Dance. Feelin' the flow. Workin' it. Workin' it.

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There is a Caldy one, Parker, Bosh and Triano too. I haven't seen them posted so either the slipped the cracks or my mind did....
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Reni.... happy belated dude! I thought you'd still be absolutely crunked right now lol... hope that it was a good night out!
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Fantastic interviews. Bargs' is great. He has the right attitude for a young player.

Jose speaks his mind and says some good shit at the 7 minute mark: that he doesn't think that Chicago or Philly are any better than us at this point, but we just didn't play well this year.
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Gotta love Bargnani. The only thing i disagree with is him saying, "Jay left me on the court". I always knew this guy was smart, but doesn't he realize that Jay had to leave him on the court?

Anyway, here is Marions interview, hilarious:



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Great interview with Bargnani. He knows where he needs to improve, wants to do it, and knows how to work with the organization. I'm already looking forward to next season.
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Old 04-18-2009, 12:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Gotta love Bargnani. The only thing i disagree with is him saying, "Jay left me on the court". I always knew this guy was smart, but doesn't he realize that Jay had to leave him on the court?

Why would Bargnani care one way or another the way the politics of the team go?

As for leaving Bargs on the court; I'm sure Colangelo pushed for it, but I'm also sure, based on all of Triano's interviews, praise of Bargnani, and work with him after games, that it was mutual. You can tell that, just as Jose was sort of Mitchell's pet project (not to mention Bosh - the dreads and tougher attitude), Bargnani is kind of Triano's 'guy'.
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On a completely different note -- isn't Triano's interview just an absolute pleasure to listen to? The guy is articulate, knows his shit, and talks like a coach who lives and breathes basketball. He's honest about himself, and willingly points out how he was cut by 3 NBA teams and never made it here before being an assistant. But rather than be a prick about he, he talks about it in the right way: as a learning experience.

Mitchell was entertaining for his standoffish attitude, but it was impossible to get information out of the guy in interviews and you were always left wondering if Mitchell was that bad of a coach, or if he just didn't like talking basketball in a critical way. Mitchell's answer for the bad season would have been a redux of last year: injuries, and we could have played better but didn't. Triano's interview is insightful.

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Marion's interview was entertaining but shit that cat is a prima donna. Shades inside? Look up "prima donna" in the dictionary and I guarantee you see a picture of Shawn Marion doing that interview. Shiit.

I enjoyed Jose's interview - dude's a straight talker. I liked that when he was asked if he'd like to see the same group return next year, he tried to tip toe around it but in the end had a clever way of saying "no." I like that when European players do the interview thing, they're not only more humble, but extremely less cliche than your average American player.
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Very telling in the Marion interview - when he gets asked the question "Do you want to come back to this team?" at about the 1:20 mark, he very slightly shakes his head no. He doesn't necessarily want to bolt, but have no delusions, we are NOT his #1 option.

You can tell that he is weighing the option of coming back (probably if we offer him enough money), but he most definitely wants to be a player in free agency.

When asked if we have the potential to be a championship team in the future, he slightly nods yes.

Fortunately, his ego might work for us -- he seems to believe that Chris and the rest of the cast, plus him for a whole season would have made the playoffs for sure. And I actually agree with him. He's a good fit - his rebounding, tenacity, and ability to key a fast break off a rebound compliment Bosh and Bargs.

Marion's sort of jovial immaturity can be either a gift or a curse for a team. His ego can definitely make him an albatross for a team, but conversely he seems to lend a sort of light heartedness to a team, which is ok for a team that maybe takes itself too seriously. As long as that team has a leader who can keep Shawn in line...

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On a completely different note -- isn't Triano's interview just an absolute pleasure to listen to? The guy is articulate, knows his shit, and talks like a coach who lives and breathes basketball. He's honest about himself, and willingly points out how he was cut by 3 NBA teams and never made it here before being an assistant. But rather than be a prick about he, he talks about it in the right way: as a learning experience.
Triano is a complete bore. Nice guy, but man the guy can put me to sleep.
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Shiit.
It's "sheeit" zachus. Maya Angelou can't be wrong.
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Anthony Parker is a man.
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I just hope I never again have to hear Andrea get asked if he's glad that he doesn't suck anymore. And does no one see the one major reason for Andrea getting more minutes? Aside from JO leaving even? He doesn't get himself into foul trouble like he did an awful lot last year. There is just way too much emphasis put on coaching.

I'm not sure if Jose convinces me when he talks about how everything is ok. SJ should tell him to wake up.

I think Marion is playful with his ego and has been more of a leader than a guy in need of a leader, and I think as a leader he can excel and not need to worry about his ego at all, other than in a playful manner.
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Anthony Parker is a man.
His session was really the only one worth watching. The rest of em just wanted to get the hell out of there. Parker is a great guy on and off the court for the franchise.
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I have to say I like Marion's attitude/personality more than I expected I would. He's entertaining and gives the team character... I think we needed that. It sort of reminds the Rangers with and without Avery, or the Red Sox when they had Manny compared to now. Sometimes you need that flare
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When POB first arrived, it looked to me like Marion was one of the few guys that really tried to engage him in any kind of simple conversation. He does not appear immature to me at all, as Bball suggests. The jovial part I'd go along with. He keeps that bounce in his step in the way you always desperately hoped to see with VC, because it always meant good things. It meant he was up for any challenge. With Marion it's second nature. He's got a real motor. A good head on his shoulders. And he could really use more of a leadership role like what would be available here.

Now watch him go somewhere stupid.
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His session was really the only one worth watching. The rest of em just wanted to get the hell out of there. Parker is a great guy on and off the court for the franchise.
Agreed.

He basically said the best way to improve the team was to replace him.

Tales guts to admit that much.

Guys that know thier limitations are valuable, I hope he can stay for a good tag in a back up role, he's a good guy to have around.
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haha, duly noted. I was going for the same effect - thought that counts. Look for me to apply your correction in future "sheeeitts."
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You're right LX, I think immature is too strong a word to use for Marion.
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Thanks buddy but you are a week early haha, big night is this upcoming friday, you should still come!

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I have to say I like Marion's attitude/personality more than I expected I would. He's entertaining and gives the team character... I think we needed that. It sort of reminds the Rangers with and without Avery, or the Red Sox when they had Manny compared to now. Sometimes you need that flare
Avery is a block headed goon. I wouldn't insult Marion by comparing him to Avery. He deserves a little more credit then that.
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