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jeffb 10-31-2012 02:01 PM

Hollinger: Bargnani could have a breakout year
 
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Last season, Bargnani had a career-high in PER, which is pretty impressive considering he was nagged by injuries most of the campaign. But look back at his first few weeks and you realize there may be the potential for more: In 13 games before he was hurt, he averaged 23.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting, and also showed actual interest in things such as rebounding and defending.

This season, Bargnani can build on that, especially with fewer opposing centers beating on him now that rookie Jonas Valanciunas is manning the middle. While it's perhaps not fair to expect him to replicate that 13-game high-water mark over a full 82-game season, he still should be markedly better than the limited player who finished out the season (16.5 ppg, 39.2 percent shooting after his return). It doesn't seem unreasonable for him to average about 22-point, six-rebound range with solid percentages. If so, that could make him a borderline All-Star in the East*, especially if Toronto stays in the playoff race.

(* -- "In the East" has become the de rigeur shorthand phrase for "we know he's not really an All-Star, but he's pretty good, and would you just look at this sorry conference.")

John Hollinger's All-Breakout Team, 2012-13 - ESPN

0nekhmer 10-31-2012 02:23 PM

All star in 13 games.. Barsanity!! :cookie:

LOG 10-31-2012 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by 0nekhmer (Post 694229)
All star in 13 games.. Barsanity!! :cookie:

Bargnanity:dancing:

MBailey85 10-31-2012 03:32 PM

Something positive about the Raptors from Hollinger...that's a surprise!

Dario 10-31-2012 04:44 PM

win, barkley calling raps a sleeper, now this?

Metallikid 10-31-2012 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by LOG (Post 694238)
Bargnanity:dancing:

This. It sounds so stupid it's funny.

Admiral 10-31-2012 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Metallikid (Post 694299)
This. It sounds so stupid it's funny.

agreed, lol
it needs the entire "sanity" portion to work

moujik 10-31-2012 11:36 PM

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Bargnani could have a breakout year
ha ha ha ha

LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! 10-31-2012 11:38 PM

He'll have a breakout year before DD has one

Admiral 10-31-2012 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! (Post 695275)
He'll have a breakout year before DD has one

well that's pretty much a given

LET'S GO RAPTORS!!!!! 10-31-2012 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Admiral (Post 695287)
well that's pretty much a given

yup


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