This kills his trade value. Dude can't stay healthy, plus he's Andrea Bargnani. who in their right minds would trade for him
+1 with the trade value comment... now we can't get rid of him....
How many games has he played this season? 35?
Was expected. I honestly don't think he is going to be moved at this point. A 10 million dollar contract for a stretch four that can't shoot and now has the stigma of being injury prone? No one is giving us anythng for that. Let's hope he comes back strong next year and can contribute...or get's amnestied...
The final memory of Bargnani is reaching in and injuring his elbow.... wow so ends his tale not with a bang but with wimper.... 7 wasted fucking years goodbye Il Mago...
Not to sound like a broken trumpet but this is exactly why BC should have jumped on the Boozer deal...
Not the way I'd like to see his career in Toronto end but I just hope this is the end - for his sake as much as my own or the Raptors. Everyone needs/deserves a fresh start.
such a waste of GODDAM TIME!Quote:
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Final 2012-13 line for Bargnani: 12.7 points (6.8 less than last year, lowest since '08), 3.7 rebounds (-1.8, ties career low), 40%, 35 gms
If his in a Raptors uniform ever again BC should get fired!
It will be easier to consummate after July 1st (assumption tax rate increases and LK amnestied resulting in the $5M rule vs. 125%+100k) and Chicago may be more desperate after just writing a cheque for nearly $4M in tax in 2013-14 and looking at a payroll of $73M (Hamilton waived counting as a $1M cap hit) with just 8 players. New tax rules already put them owing $4.5M next season. Adding 5 minimum players to get to league minimum 13 roster puts them about $10M in tax.
But what else might come with those players as they are actually worse deals than Bargnani?
Biedrins also has one less year on his deal who could thereby create an expiring at the deadline next season.
Got to think happy thoughts and look for the positives! :D
As soon as hes moved please Mods burn this thread to the ground then purify the place with salt and holy Water.
For the Raps to go into the tax this season, just for a tiny (like, really tiny) shot at being crushed in the first round seemed unnecessary. The market for Boozer will not be that different this offseason, especially when you factor in that Chicago wants to CUT payroll. Will the deal definitely be available? At the very least, I'd say that discussions will be revisited as soon as possible by both teams.