Colangelo speaks to the media
Old 02-22-2013, 01:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Colangelo says he feels this is a playoff team, whether that comes to fruition this year or next is what they have to determine
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Bryan Colangelo says the length of the injury to Bargnani did not leave enough "runway" to get a deal done.
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Colangelo on Bargnani: "We wouldn't make a deal just to make a deal" Says dialogue about "a change of scenery" has been going on for a while
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Colangelo says Bargnani's play has been "50% good and 50% not so good".
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BC has had ongoing dialogue with Bargnani and his agent about a potential change of scenery. Said the right offer was not there
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Colangelo: "We still firmly believe in Andrea's talent...it will take an engaged Andrea Bargnani" to move forward
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BC spoke to Bargnani after the deadline passed, encouraging him to embrace whatever role he's given and devote a greater focus to the game
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Colangelo said there was no formal request from Andrea or his agent to be traded, just an ongoing discussion about the possibility
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Colangelo says Bargnani has to "strap on his shoes and play basketball"

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Old 02-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So what about bringing in Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson? We would would have gotten a good PF who is all about winning in Boozer and Nate, well he can put up points in a hurry and be a good backup PG especially in games that we had against Memphis when we needed to score.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The crazy thing about Andrea Bargnani and his ability here in Toronto, is that he is provided with the rare opportunity to market himself as 3 entities; his Canadian entity, his Italian entity, and his American entity.
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i like to hear colangelo officially giving Bargs no quarter. no, we're not trading you for nothing, and we're not playing you if you are going to continue being a passionless loper. strap on your big boy pants and play like a professional, for crying out loud...

of course it's all blah, blah, blah until he shows us a winner, but i like this tougher blah, blah, blah better than the one that always says there will be sunshine emanating from andrea's arse.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Our newest addition courtesy of 'trane.

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Dear God I hope that helps.
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:09 PM   #8 (permalink)
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That's a weird look
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So what about bringing in Carlos Boozer and Nate Robinson? We would would have gotten a good PF who is all about winning in Boozer and Nate, well he can put up points in a hurry and be a good backup PG especially in games that we had against Memphis when we needed to score.
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Two max players on the roster who aren't worth max money would be disastrous.

Rudy Gay is one hell of a player but he isn't a max money type of player. Only like 10-15 guys are. I'm not dissapointed we have him at all, but having both him and Boozer at max would set us back I'm sure.
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LMAO

That's a weird look
It's his own hand in his hair.

He looks a little lost.

It's kind of apropos, no?
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It's his own hand in his hair.

He looks a little lost.

It's kind of apropos, no?


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It's his own hand in his hair.

He looks a little lost.

It's kind of apropos, no?
It looks like someone's pulled his head off and is carrying it.
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:jack: get that garb........
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There is always an alabi for BC. BC using Bargnani's injury as an excuse for no trade:

"Bryan Colangelo says the length of the injury to Bargnani did not leave enough "runway" to get a deal done."

After six and a half years of disappointment, how long of a runway do you need? Is the 401 long enough for the Bargnani plane to take off?
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There is always an alabi for BC. BC using Bargnani's injury as an excuse for no trade:

"Bryan Colangelo says the length of the injury to Bargnani did not leave enough "runway" to get a deal done."

After six and a half years of disappointment, how long of a runway do you need? Is the 401 long enough for the Bargnani plane to take off?
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:44 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Heard him on Tim and Sid. Sid asked about the situation with Andrea being booed increasingly. He did offer some defense of Andrea, but at the same time he did notably end his comment by pointing out that for the most part Andrea has brought that upon himself.

Nice to hear. A little too late though. And now if Andrea does manage to fit somehow, I'm still going to be left feeling sick and tired of hearing for years how the problems have involved everything under the sun, but not dear Andrea.
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Heard him on Tim and Sid. Sid asked about the situation with Andrea being booed increasingly. He did offer some defense of Andrea, but at the same time he did notably end his comment by pointing out that for the most part Andrea has brought that upon himself.

Nice to hear. A little too late though. And now if Andrea does manage to fit somehow, I'm still going to be left feeling sick and tired of hearing for years how the problems have involved everything under the sun, but not dear Andrea.
Your persistence in trying to convince us all that Andrea has never been criticized by the organization is growing tired. You're too bright for all this dreary droning.

He's been called out numerous times before by several different members of the organization. Don't worry, be happy.
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Here's a question - how much did BC get played by the Bulls? They saw him put Andrea on the table in public. They then publicly make their open offer with Boozer and Nate. That immediately makes Chicago fans go crazy. Suddenly Boozer's defense and contract don't look so bad. Meanwhile casual Raptors fans see the offer and wonder why it wasn't done. Maybe they get Colangelo to shut up focus on the deal at hand next time around, instead of trying to drum up a competing offer in he media.

You take the way he handled this and the way he did the Fields cock block, and it's hard to have a lot of confidence in him. He can trade Ed Davis in a heartbeat when his value goes up, but failed to move Bargnani when his value was high. Forget about next summer. The dude should have been moved last summer.
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Your persistence in trying to convince us all that Andrea has never been criticized by the organization is growing tired. You're too bright for all this dreary droning.

He's been called out numerous times before by several different members of the organization. Don't worry, be happy.
This was not about Andrea being criticized. Yes I've heard him called an enigma, and how he has all the talent in the world at the same time. I've also heard how he maybe needs to play his natural position, how he needs to have certain kinds of players alongside him, how he was overshadowed a little bit by Bosh, how he was not 100 percent, how he's not a number one option nor paid like one, and on and on. Now when discussing what is becoming a growing amount of outright rejection - not just criticism, but outright rejection - Colangelo is willing to say that Andrea put himself in the position of having boos raining down on him. Which is entirely true, and would have been the kind of truth appropriate much sooner.

I'm not sure how I've been so persistent either carp. I mean you really want to criticize people for being too persistent?

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