I usually play in a couple of 12 categories/teams roto leagues every year and Andrea looks legit at 40-50 there imo, but only with the right team building. People get easily seduced by a 3 point shooter C who will probably score many points, but his lack of rebounds is a big no-go for me, I prefer to get my rebounds (among other things) early in the draft. Points and 3s are relatively easy to find even later, I usually let the fanboys take Bargs early :) His blocks/3s/points are a tempting combo but I prefer a safer Marc Gasol for example. Nene+Horford worked pretty well, don't see why I should change my habits :)
I like Gallo a lot, much more than Bargs, and I expect much from him, hope NY won't let him rot as a 3 point specialist, he's more versatile than most people think...and has an understanding of the game that Andrea can only dream of. If I have to make a risky pick in a fantasy league I'd take Gallo, not Andrea, for the simple reason that with Andrea you can expect some not so shocking improvements in a few categories, basically improvements in categories he's already good at, while Gallo could really become a complete player and start contributing in almost every category.
Lastly, I don't think you can ever judge a player simply by the amount he scores.
Simply put, there is no way Bargnani is better than Howard, Yao, Bogut, Lopez, Noah, Horford, Nene, Kaman, Bynum or Gasol, or a healthy Oden. Only Noah, Nene and Oden aren't threats on both ends of the court, but they more than make up for that with game changing defense. That's 11 players. And that doesn't include Perkins, Okur, Dalembert, Okafor or Camby, all who could be easily argued to be better than Bargnani. Only a few of them match his offensive skills, but the fact of the matter is, they are vastly superior on the boards and on defense.
Yes, offense is important, but not in lieu of defense and rebounding. Not when you're 7 feet.
Earlier, I brought up a 6 foot player who was a great shooter, but couldn't handle the ball or pass. When you're 6 feet, you're kind of expected to do those things. If you can't, you're simply not ever going to be anything but a role player.
I brought Calderon being a top 10 PG up because some felt that Bargnani was being unfairly picked on. He's being criticized as much as he is because his fans seem to overrate him, and don't tend to even back up their opinions. If I started touting Calderon as a top ten PG, lots of people would take issue. It wouldn't mean that Calderon was getting unfairly picked on. It would mean that I'm overrating Calderon. Yes, Bargnani MAY be closer to being a top ten center than Calderon is a top ten PG, but that doesn't matter. The point I was making is that when someone or a group of people constantly overrate a player, people are going to react.
You seem to often focus too much on the actual examples instead of the meaning behind the examples. They're simply meant as illustrations, not as literal comparisons.
Bargs should go all bad-ass this year, sort of a WWE personna. Maybe in the first game or two forearm someone across the face, tell off the refs and get kicked out. Emulate his style after Razor Ramone (I know, not Italian, but close). Make people think twice about coming in the paint. Not for getting their shot blocked, but for getting their nose broken.
I am not sure how much people weigh "Win Shares" into thier evaluation of talent, but last year the top 5 Centers according to this stat were:
Bargnani (who was slated as a PF on Basketball Reference) had a win share of 4.2 last year (tying him with Nenad Kristic) and ranking him as the 13th best center. Bosh had a 9.6 and interestingly enough (which I am sure Buddah has pointed out) Johnson had a 4.6.
Center's "Win Share" link - remember Bargs is not on this list because they listed him as a PF.
Bargnani's Offensive Win Share is 3.3 (placing him 7th among Centers)
Bargnani's Defensive Win Share is 0.9 (placing him tied for 32nd with David Anderson and Andris Biedrins)
Perkins is only 24, so adding Barg's does not help them get younger. For a team that prides itself on great defence, why would they EVER trade for a center that is a horrible help defender? Have you watched the Celtics play D? They are like a green glob that is constantly rotating and helping each other. How do you suggest they integrate a poor help defender like AB???
This is why I find it tough to rank players, especially centers. What I'm saying is, it depends on the team. Dwight Howard (imo) has a terrible post game (it is getting better) but he is surrounded by pure offensive ability (Lewis, Carter, etc.) and scoring is not Orlando's problem, so no one cares. So he is probably atop the list because of his great defence. But the Raptors problem is defence, and Bargnani doesn't provide that well, so he falls drastically.
I don't feel it's fair to bash him (this much) when he plays on a team where our best defender is probably a rookie (Davis).