Bargnani: "i don't want to be a specialist in the NBA"
Old 09-07-2008, 07:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Short italian interview (some clips from NBA Live Camp 09 together with Rudy Gay, etc)... he talks about how much he worked out this summer (Treviso, Las Vegas, etc)... why he refused to play for the Italy NT in the Euro '09 qualification... Gallinari and New York... and in the end he said he doesn't want to be just a specialist in the NBA otherwise he'll come back to Europe.
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What does he mean? He doesn't want to be a 3-point specialist or what?
Cuz I thought being a 3-point specialist was good
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like he wants to be known for doing many things well.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like he should do many things well.
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That kind of talk doesn't help his trade value much either... On the other hand maybe we could trade him to a crappy team where he would be a starter, get a high draft pick in return (not a no. 1 pick obviously but oh well).
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Time for Bargnani to let his actions speak for itself. Learning curve being slower for big men or not, this season in many ways I think will determine Andrea's future here in Toronto in my opinion. Time for himself to show us what he's really made of. :mad:
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Time for Bargnani to let his actions speak for itself. Learning curve being slower for big men or not, this season in many ways I think will determine Andrea's future here in Toronto in my opinion. Time for himself to show us what he's really made of. :mad:
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Good for him.

Thats a solid quote, I respect it.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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ICE in his veins, eh SJ?
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I hope so.

I just like that he is pointing out his needs to develope a rounded game. Thats a good thing from a young guy.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeh.

No doubt last year was a dissapointing year for the guy. I like the fact that this time around he's setting the bar high. Personally, i think he can acheive his goal of being a dominant all-round player. I have the faith.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
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he shows glimpses, thats for certain.
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he shows glimpses, thats for certain.
As do you.

But on the other hand, I have no fear that Bargs will indead be a special player whose worst case is Okur and best case is no-one knows cause no-one has seen before.
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Being an all-around good player with versatility is what makes him anything close to special, but it will take him time to make good on the potential. He does have to show more than just glimpses this season though.
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Sounds like he should do many things well.
Thats a very positive outlook. I'm on the fence with that. I want to see him do so many things well before I pencil him in for it. He might have Joey Graham syndrome... That can be fatal without a lobotomy.
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He's a very big key to this season.If he plays good and improves his rebounding,back to basket skills and can be a consistent scorer it would allow us to sustain an injury to Bosh/OJ easier.But if one of those players goes down and can't step up,it could be trouble.
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I think Bargs is gonna play good and loose this year. He played better the first year after Bosh can aboard him and you can bet JO will this year as well.

I think he will feel less pressure and will show just how dynamic he can be, just like those youtubes of him in Italy.

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He's got to develop a go to high post move that is good for 6/8 points a game. He has to learn to take it easy and get himself going wih a few routine baskets, then he can start bombing from downtown and doing his Baryshnikov impression through the lane.

And doing that is as much on him as it is Jose and Sam. He's too talented to not work through him on the offensive end.
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agreed.

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Plain and simple
Bargs does bad this year=trade
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