After putting a nice little nine minute audition for the Lakers (1-1 FG, 2 pts, 2 reb, +5), Andrea Bargnani left the game with a strained right elbow in the first quarter. He was playing well when he left, collecting two contested rebounds and hitting a jumper over that guy who used to be Ron Artest.

Bargnani had enjoyed a nice spell away from the hostile confines of the Air Canada Center, most notably by scoring 26 points in a loss to Golden State. He appeared set to have a passable game against the Lakers when cruel luck struck him down.

Bargnani is known to have quite a lengthy recovery duration, partially because the Raptors wonder whether they should even bring him back since the team is doing so well without him. It would be sad if this was the last we saw of him as a Raptor, and perhaps it’s even foreshadowing a summer-time trade for Gasol (considering he was injured too). This is a highly unlikely scenario, though, mainly because Bargnani has no trade value.

RR has no knowledge of any trade happenings, nor does it have any insider access, but my cousin’s nephew’s friend’s uncle went to high school with a woman whose son is in a soccer league with a TTC operator at Union Station, who once took a bus with the janitor at the ACC, who, while cleaning Colangelo’s office, reportedly overheard him utter, “Spencer Hawes looks good right about now”.

  • NyAlesund

    Thank Bargs despite all the critics you receive. You wasn’t exactly the go-to-guy neither so bad as fans said about you.

    I think that even the injury is not serious, this was the last game of the season.

    • Josh

      Jesus christ the grammar nazis should burn you for your poor sentence

      • NyAlesund

        You’re right…………lol

      • Scottbbaird

        …and your lack of punctuation.

  • Cottonclub

    a prognosis and an assessment.possibly rehab.then try to get back on his game…………………ive come to realize that the fanbase that hates him are the same people who advocated joey dorsey starting over him.

  • JHP

    It’s funny how the Raptors can be healthy from May to October. ┬áOh well, they only have to pay AB how many more years ?

  • http://twitter.com/NomadCreatives Fred Galang

    Why is there an assumption that the Lakers are fawning over a healthy Andrea Bargnani and would be willing to part with Gasol at any given time?

    • Jamshid

      Herd mentality dictates that line of thinking ­čśë

  • http://twitter.com/NomadCreatives Fred Galang

    For the record, I’m booing his elbow and then I’m booing the rest of his body.

    • Cottonclub

      be a goof…..nobody can save you from bein a classless douche.

    • NyAlesund

      ┬áNext year you are going to boo another one……

      You can choose from a variety of players.

  • Why

    He wouldn’t be the first Raptor to end their tenure with an injury …… Bosh and Antonio Davis did as well.