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jeffb 01-31-2012 02:09 PM

Grange: Bargnani's sudden turnaround
 
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Let's face it: only a certain kind of player and person gets labeled 'the enigmas of enigmas' by their club president, as the Raptors’ Bryan Colangelo described Bargnani at the end of last season.

And so, it is with some irony that since he has been injured, the Raptors now have a better idea of what they have.

But it's not just the what, but the how as Bargnani -- a volume-shooting two-guard in a seven-footer's body -- has become an efficient scoring power forward who helps his team in ways not evident in the box score.

The Raptors have a proprietary evaluation tool call PNet -- it stands for net on-court productivity -- that examines performance on both sides of the ball and goes beyond box score measures to include game logging and coach's input as well.

A season ago it threatened to be Bargnani's undoing as it exposed gaps in his game beyond his career-best 21.4 scoring average.

Now it's an advertisement.

"He's gone from near the bottom of the 300 players we track, to among the top-30," said Colangelo, whose career has been so closely intertwined with the Raptors big man. "The rise is shocking."

In measures available to fans, Bargnani's player efficiency rating is 22.4, which would be by far the best of his career should he sustain it. His win shares/48 minutes is 0.162 which is more than double the level he's ever achieved before.

The questions of course, are why and why now?
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He's engaged to a former elite volleyball player who lives with him in Toronto. His younger brother, once his roommate, is studying overseas. The visits from his mother are less frequent.
Grange on Raptors: Bargnani showing maturity - sportsnet.ca

jeffb 01-31-2012 02:17 PM

Bargs Fiance

http://www.pallavoliste.it/photo_gal...lachihab01.jpg
http://img002.lazygirls.info/people/...Bb2z.sized.jpg


Her Twitter photo :haha:
http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1...6/L1040730.jpg

Bargn88 01-31-2012 02:27 PM

http://im2.freeforumzone.it/up/21/76/400529488.jpg


I guess he know's how to pick em

powerfulpanda 01-31-2012 02:28 PM

i see that bargnani is like me, we like dem thick girls :reporter:

jeffb 01-31-2012 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by powerfulpanda (Post 607692)
i see that bargnani is like me, we like dem thick girls :reporter:

Me too :p

box92 01-31-2012 02:36 PM

Without a doubt it has to do with the girl lol

Bargn88 01-31-2012 02:44 PM

I am now following her on Twitter, she has a pic of their apartment and u can see Andrea in the reflection lol

RaptorsandBuckeye FaN 01-31-2012 02:44 PM

If that is all it takes, can Bargnani fiance get one of her friends for DD?

jeffb 01-31-2012 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Bargn88 (Post 607702)
I am now following her on Twitter, she has a pic of their apartment and u can see Andrea in the reflection lol

Haaaahhhh! One of her pics:

@AndreaBargnani SANT'ANDREA....

MikeToronto 01-31-2012 02:52 PM

Amor Omnia Vincit - oh, how cute... :)

TORaptor4Ever 01-31-2012 02:54 PM

Well done Bargs.... well done.

Bargn88 01-31-2012 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 607705)
Haaaahhhh! One of her pics:

@AndreaBargnani SANT'ANDREA....

I think that's avatar worthy

LX 01-31-2012 03:31 PM

Just one problem - he didn't face much of a challenge. I don't think going overboard on some aggregate of stats that is fairly limited in the number of games spanned is a great idea. But the naked eye sees him playing the game like he hasn't before, and just working hard. Now instead of using numbers to consider him as a key piece of something, build a team that is likely to succeed even if those numbers drop off now and then.

MikeToronto 01-31-2012 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Bargn88 (Post 607709)
I think that's avatar worthy

Blasphemy!!!

:yeah:

LX 01-31-2012 04:07 PM

If we don't make the playoffs - is it San Andrea's fault?

Sexy PG 01-31-2012 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bargn88 (Post 607691)

Sexy GF

Dario 01-31-2012 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Sexy PG (Post 607725)
Sexy GF

ironic, since ur name is sexy pg, lol

Kirby 01-31-2012 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by ChristTrip (Post 607727)
ironic, since ur name is sexy pg, lol

:cookie: you get a cookie. (that was the joke)

TORaptor4Ever 01-31-2012 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by LX (Post 607724)
If we don't make the playoffs - is it San Andrea's fault?

Obviously.... since it's always the fault of the star if the team fails to live up to expectations right?

LX 01-31-2012 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever (Post 607738)
Obviously.... since it's always the fault of the star if the team fails to live up to expectations right?

There was a little play on words happening there.


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