i cant believe that this is a real post
i cant believe that this is a real post
it's also nice to assume that with bosh gone, and likely (hopefully) turk as well, that bargs becomes the #1 option for them on offense...but then, he'd be the #1 focal point for defenses to shut down. bargs didn't exactly light it up at the end of the year when bosh went down, and that was when teams didn't really have much time to game-plan or coordinate their D around stopping him. we all like to fantasize about his skill-set, but that's all it really is, a fantasy. he's never given a reason to believe that he's capable of handling the offensive responsibility for a two-week period, let alone an entire season.
but hey, dare to dream, right?
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Yertu- why do you hate the Raptors so much?
Everyone else- just wait and see man. This is Bargs' year. Just watch, I'm going to make sure to come back to this post during all star weekend. The All Star voting is largely a popularity contest. Trust me, the NBA is going to hype up Toronto this year especially if Bosh leaves, just watch.
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Bargnani 2011 All Star 4 Real!
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I have to wonder whether people start threads like this just to bait me.
Well, let's see. You're assuming Bargnani will be a PF next year, which is a big assumption, but last year, Bargnani received 265,024 votes. That's fewer than LeBron, Garnett, Bosh, Pierce, Smith, Iguodala, Granger and Rashard Lewis. All but Granger were in the playoffs last year. Remember the playoffs is where most players make their names. Bargnani hasn't been in the playoffs in two years and played poorly when he was there. With Charlotte in the playoffs, it's a good bet Gerald Wallace will get lots of votes next year.
As for simply making the All-Star team, Bargnani would have to beat out LeBron, Garnett, Pierce, SMith, Antawn Jamison, a probably healthy Granger and Gerald Wallace, and that's assuming Bosh will play in the West. It's highly unlikely that will happen.
If Bargnani plays center next year, he'll have Dwight Howard, Brook Lopez, Andrew Bogut, Joakim Noah and Al Horfod ahead of him. All are better centers, and if Bosh leaves, all will likely be on teams with better records than the Raptors. That's something you seem to be forgetting, lottery teams rarely send players to the All-Star game.
It's great to make bold statements in order to get the conversation going, but if there's little thought behind them, no one's going to listen to you.
Apollo, didn't mean to diss, but that was last year's new and last year's #'s.
This year will be a new era, so we have to start a brand new equation.
One could argue that you are making a "bold statement" by saying that Bargs will NOT make the all star team.
It could also be construed that your conviction that Bogut, Lopez, Horford, Noah, et al are better centers than Bargs is also "bold".
We will see come all star time next year whether your immediate dismissal of Andrea's potential is warranted, but I am betting it is not sir.
I really don't understand what you've seen out of Bargnani that would make him one of the elite players in the Eastern Conference. Instead of looking at the many facts that have been presented, you choose to ignore them and instead tell us to "watch out" for Bargnani and its "a new era"... Please, you're making yourself look ridiculous...If you want people to take you seriously, maybe you could substantiate your argument at least with some scenarios or possibilities detailing how exactly you think Bargs is going to accomplish this All-Star berth.
I'll side with Multipaul, I don't see him cracking the roster, but its not inconceivable.
The all star game mainly recognizes offensive players which leans in Bargs favor, regardless of whether he has earned them or will use them efficiently he will be the recipient of a lot of Bosh's touches and have first dibs on the high post. The East doesn't have a lot of all star quality PF's right now, he could sneak in ala Jamal Magloire and forever taint the all star game.
If the raps can surprise people and hover around .500 till the all star break Bargs will be getting....MVP votes.
(Tim, i'm just kidding)
If I had told you he would be an all star would you have berated me just as much? Not saying Bargs is like Wade...BUT..if you look at the crop of Centers and Forwards out there that would be in the All Star mix, I think he has a shot (as evidenced by his fan voting tally this year).
I can substantiate my argument by saying that Bargs has improved statistically, and will continue to do so, and this year he won't have jabroni Bosh cramping his style.
Watch out...this is the year of the Bargs...
Year 1: 16.6 ppg and 5.6 rpg
Year 2: 15.3 ppg and 5.6 rpg
Year 3: 17.6 ppg and 6.1 rpg
Year 4: 17.7 ppg and 6.2 rpg
His only real improvement came from year 2 to year 3, and it that's only because he declined from year 1 to year 2. This year he had nearly identical stats per minute as last year. In other words, he showed very little statistical improvement. What did go up were his minutes. Since he averaged 35 mpg last year, I don't see him getting many more than that next.
The one area which got worse is drawing fouls. He drew fouls at a worse rate this past year than any other previous season. Not a good sign for a guy who people expect to take on the scoring load.
I have a funny feeling too that 2011 might be the Year of Bargs. Better keep this thread Paul just in case, you can slap everybody around with it incase Bargs gets into the All-Star Team.
If we get a big, a shot-blocking, rebounding, no-ego big to be exact, i think this will make way for Bargs to excel. I remember in Bosh's exit interview, he was saying, "some of these guys are really good, you just have to push them and let them know how good they are" i think he might be referring to Bargs....
SImply trying to reverse what people are saying doesn't make it magically true.
It's great that you're optimistic about Bargnani, but the facts don't support your argument, so don't pretend they do.
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