Colangelo has never been shy about his feelings towards Andrea Bargnani. He saw a seven-footer with unlimited potential when he drafted him first-overall in 2006, and little has changed in his evaluation since.
Despite four years of middling returns as a rebounder and team defender, Colangelo still sees nothing but blue skies in Bargnani's future as a Raptor - and make no mistake, his future is as a Raptor. If there was any thought that Bargnani's potential was going to be leveraged to try and bring in talent at another position, Colangelo eradicated that thinking this afternoon.
He spoke often about his expectations with regards to Bargnani, about his ability to be a dominant offensive force, about his ability (and need) to improve as a rebounder and defender and about his potential as a focal point for the club should Chris Bosh choose to ply his trade elsewhere.
Colangelo was forthright, for the most part, when it came to acknowledging Bargnani's limitations, but he certainly feels as though many of them are temporary and that Andrea will continue on an upward climb towards stardom.