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Old 05-23-2011, 09:04 AM   #21 (permalink)
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It is troublesome that he does not understand what the criticism is about.

Reminds me of what Jack Armstrong said, He has a fundamental misunderstanding about how to play......that either you are a big or a wing. And doing things like calling yourself a PF does not excuse you from doing what all bigs are asked to do.

I don't think he'll be traded unless the offer is outstanding. Is it feigned ignorance or arrogance? They are giving him the chance to come back with a different attitude. If he still does not get it, he is gone.
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Old 05-23-2011, 09:27 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Forgot to point that he also said he hopes to go to a warmer place (in case of trade) and a place where they will play him in his natural role, meaning that he first think he's not a center and want to play PF.
P.S. the part about the meaning his "natural role" is just what i think he thougth
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:44 AM   #23 (permalink)
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i would have been a lot happier with his response if he said that he hopes to play for a contender and not just in a warmer city.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:49 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Why would he say he wants to play in a warmer city? Its like he wants to get traded now.
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I dunno. I think this thread is about a whole lot of something from nothing. Who doesn't want to play in a warmer city? TO during the regular season is pretty miserable. On the off chance that this is even a slight hint, why are the Barg haters who want him to go pissy about it - should be happy if he wants to go lol:cookie:

For the record, I still believe Bargs can be beneficial to this team.

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Forgot to point that he also said he hopes to go to a warmer place (in case of trade) and a place where they will play him in his natural role, meaning that he first think he's not a center and want to play PF.
P.S. the part about the meaning his "natural role" is just what i think he thougth
I think he thnks he's not a center cause he's primarily been a PF his whole life. Man, wish we had a Rasho type on the team - Bargs did so well with him. The Wallace-compared Bismack would be huge if we kept Bargs.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:21 PM   #27 (permalink)
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He just stated that IF he should be traded he would prefer a warmer city. Most important imo, besides not pointing out that he needs to work on his weakness (rebs and def), is the fact that he said that his natural role is PF and hope to play in that role.
At the end of the day an unuseful interwiew.
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Old 05-23-2011, 02:54 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Why would he say he wants to play in a warmer city? Its like he wants to get traded now.
It was a joke.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:09 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Old 05-23-2011, 04:57 PM   #30 (permalink)
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this interview really shouldnt give ppl a reason to hate Bargs even more than they already do
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:36 AM   #31 (permalink)
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"..warmer place AND WHERE I CAN MAYBE PLAY IN MY ROLE." meaning outside PF and doing FA on D.
Bargnani to Magic!

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"..warmer place AND WHERE I CAN MAYBE PLAY IN MY ROLE." meaning outside PF.
Bargnani to Magic!
IL MAGO playing for the MAGIC.....oh the irony
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Is it foreshadowing or was something lost in translation?

That's the debate revolving around Toronto Raptors centre Andrea Bargnani's recent comments to Italy's Sky Sports, where the former number one pick answered a question about which NBA city he would choose to play for if given the chance to rub a magic lamp and have his wish granted.

"I want to stay in Toronto, at least this is the politically correct answer," Bargnani told Sky Sports in Italian. "If [I am] to go somewhere else, I'd like a warm climate city and a team where I can actually play my role."

After shining the spotlight on Bargnani's comments, Toronto Star columnist Dave Feschuk joined Cybulski and Company on TSN RADIO 1050 on Tuesday afternoon to elaborate.

"The thing about translations is you can interpret what he said in Italian a number of different ways," explained Feshcuk. "Speaking to different people around the NBA today, there was some feeling, and I interpret most of it as damage control, that what he said hadn't been all that inflammatory."

In his column on Tuesday, Feschuk stated that the translation was confirmed by the journalist who did the original interview with Bargnani, Alessandro Mamoli.

Bargani suggesting that he may be interested in leaving for a warmer climate isn't exactly a new script for the Raptors, who have watched one star after another leave the team. The most recent example came during last year's off-season when Chris Bosh joined the Miami Heat.

Feschuk told Cybulski and Company that he spoke with Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo on Tuesday, and that Colangelo wasn't happy about the comments.

This comes on the heels of Colangelo's season-ending press conference, where he openly discussed Bargnani's skills.

"I don't know if he's ever going to be a better defensive player than he is," asked Colangelo at the news conference. "Can he be a better rebounder? Absolutely.

"We know he can rebound, but he doesn't focus on it... That's a desire thing. And that's something he's going to have to come to grips with."

Bargnani addressed Colangelo's critiques in his Sky Sports interview, saying that "[Colangelo] had made some unfortunate and not very courageous comments about me."

Bargnani is coming off a season where he averaged a career-high 21.4 points per game, while adding 5.2 rebounds per game, but the Raptors (22-60) finished the year with the third worst record in the NBA.

"The Raptors did quietly open the door to trading Bargnani this year," said Feschuk. "That was a non-starter in previous years with Bryan Colangelo, because he had a lot at stake with Bargnani, because basically picking Bargnani was his first real, official act as Toronto's general manager or certainly his most significant act as Toronto's general manager in the early days.

"You've always got the sense that Colangelo really wants Bargnani to work out in Toronto and he's been very adamant about not trading him, but that's changed."

Bargnani has five years left on his contract, which will pay him an average of $10-million per season.
Bargnani suggests Raptors may not be his ideal team
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I think we discussed this whole warm weather thing in a couple other threads
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The way he's talking since the end of the season, he either knows there's a good chance he's gone or wants out.
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The way he's talking since the end of the season, he either knows there's a good chance he's gone or wants out.
Both I hope
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:11 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I think both parties need a change. The Raptors are heading into a different direction (athletic youth). On the other side, Bargnani still wants to play the PF position, and Raptor fans have clearly turned against him.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:28 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Pro athletes are such sissies. If I made millions of dollars playing a game, I think I would be able to handle a bit of snow and cold weather during the winter. The main concern should be winning.
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