Consistency is key!
Don't be a Bargnani!
Don't wait for a bad game to send the tweets!
Bargnani is reliably unreliable!
You know....Colangelo's camp has been awfully quiet since the season started (has he done one radio/TV interview?). I wonder/hope if he's working on something big....
Maybe even BC has run out of ways to change the topic when people point out that Bargnani is the least efficient player in the entire association.
The key to being a good traveling snake oil salesman is to keep moving before the lies catch up to you.
Could somebody make my rage stop?
Only the Raptors.Quote:
A day after the heartbreaking loss — a two-word term that, at this point, should probably just be renamed “a Raptor” — Casey seemed genuinely conflicted about the decision he ultimately made. On one hand, he recognized that sticking with Bargnani, thus dooming his team to a large quantity of missed shots, might have cost his team the game.
However, the main reason that Bargnani stayed on the floor was the thing that can often work to keep him off of it: Bargnani was playing stellar, or at least better-than-normal, defence.
“That’s my point exactly,” Casey said. “He had length on Duncan. It bothered him to a certain extent. [Jonas Valanciunas] is learning to guard that position. Duncan has too many tricks for a rookie. JV, it was a good experience for him when he was on him. But Andrea did an excellent job of using his length and not getting tricked in the post.”
In other words: Casey has repeatedly gotten on Bargnani privately for his defensive effort. If he pulled Bargnani in a game in which he was giving an honest effort on the other end of the floor, it would have been the equivalent of a mixed message. If the biggest concern with Bargnani is his defensive inconsistency, then good behaviour must be rewarded.
So if I understand correctly, we are rewarding a guy who already gets plenty of minutes for actually trying. This guy of course happens to be a 7th year pro and 27 years of age. Well, I've read it all now.
Accountability - selectively distributed. That in and of itself doesn't lead to mixed messages?
Bargnani defense is 'stellar' (because it wasn't complete garbage) so he gets rewarded. Ed Davis' play as a whole was stellar and he doesn't.
This teams focus on Andrea Bargnani is just a crock. We know what he is - an unreliable jump shooting big man who rebounds extremely poorly.
Why can't this team accept that and get on with things?
can we add #fireBC?
Don't think I've ever seen the Republic so unified before. Is the trade bargnani campain on Facebook as well? The more public pressure BC faces the better.
For a second I was thinking we shouldnt pressure BC to making a bad trade.
But seeing what we got for Bosh and Carter, any return is a GREAT trade.
How many years does Bargs have on his contract ?
2 I think
If Bargs is expiring next year, maybe its smarter to wait till then to trade him?
Bargnani isn't a free agent until the summer of 2015. 3 years left (including this one).
A fun exchange with @RaptorsPR (who I really like by the way, follow him if you are on Twitter):
@Raptors @RaptorsPR Please notice new avatar. Biggest BC supporter 2 biggest doubter & nearly ready 4 new GM #tradeBargnani #freeRaptorfans
@RaptorsPR @Raptors 280 losses, 72 players, 3 coaches, 1 GM = 3 constants Colangelo, Bargnani, Calderon #tradeBargnai #freeRaptorfans
At least get the totals for losses and players correct. @RapsFan2: @RaptorsPR @Raptors 280 losses, 72 players, 3 coaches, 1 GM
@RaptorsPR @Raptors LOL You are right! It is 281 losses! And counting! LOL #tradeBargnani #freeRaptorFans
@RaptorsPR @Raptors 68 (my count), 72, 70, 66, 71? Does it matter? Point: lots of players in BC tenure #tradeBargnani #freeRaptorfans
Still incorrect. "@RapsFan2: @RaptorsPR @Raptors LOL You are right! It is 281 losses! And counting! LOL #tradeBargnani #freeRaptorFans"
@RaptorsPR @Raptors Pop quiz time! 35+41+49+42+60+43+11=??? #tradeBargnani #freeRaptorfans #MLSEbuyCalculatorsforRaptorsPR (answer is 281)
It's my job to know these things. You are still wrong but I won't tell you how! .@RapsFan2: @Raptors 35+41+49+42+60+43+11= (answer is 281)
@RaptorsPR @Raptors lol - ok. I am basing it on regular season only: no playoffs, no preseason which would only make it worse #tradeBargnani
Sorry, still incorrect. "@RapsFan2: @RaptorsPR @Raptors lol - ok. I am basing it on regular season only.
@RaptorsPR @Raptors U should write a letter to http://Basketball-Reference.com concerning Raps loss record from 06-07 to now #tradeBargnani
Error is w/ you, not them. @RapsFan2 @Raptors U should write a letter to http://Basketball-Reference.com concerning Raps loss record from 06-07 to now
@Thivyan36 @RaptorsPR @Raptors how? lol #tradeBargnani #freeRaptorfans why do I get the feeling I'm missing something ridiculously obvious
@RaptorsPR @Raptors if the error is with me, I really don't know where to begin. So many errors. #tradeBargnani #freeRaptorfans
BC was named GM on February 28, 2006. Rest of season saw 19 losses. The Spurs loss was BC's 300th as Raptor GM.
@RaptorsPR @Raptors You are right. It is an even 300. My apologies. FWIW I give him a pass for the first 19. #tradeBargnani #freeRaptorfans
Happy 301st loss for your career in Toronto BC.
Happy 282nd loss for your career in Toronto AB.