In his first real chance to be the primary scorer for the Toronto Raptors, Andrea Bargnani was decidedly ordinary.
He certainly was not terrible - 16.3 points per game on 47% shooting over the six games Chris Bosh missed because of his ankle injury are both close to his yearly averages - but he did not exhibit the primacy a No. 1 option has to have, either.
"I'm sure it's a little different for him," Bosh, who will return Friday night against the Knicks, said on Thursday. " It takes time. It takes time to get used to things like that. It took me about two years."
"You probably know better than me," Bargnani said of the affect Bosh's absence had on him.
"It's great to have CB back of course. He is our first option offensively and it's great. It's going to be much more easier to play for me, too."