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I would just love to see a few more blocks, but the guy is ballin'.
Bargs wasn't the primary on Amare all night. He got him a few times on screens and switches but it started with Amir, then Davis and then that Linas at the 4 lineup (which we were getting killed on).
Great game by Bargs. The point total was nice but like someone else said above, it was HOW he was scoring that was nice. I'm hoping he can keep being a force all night every night on at least one end of the floor. For a while it felt like Il Mago's one trick was the ability to disappear. Glad he's figured out it isn't a crowd pleaser.
Minks, I saw Andrea on him a lot in the second half. Jack even commented on how badly he was playing him.
It would be excellent to see Bargnani finish the season averaging around 22 to 24 ppg and close to 8 reb, but knowing Bargnani , he's too inconsistent to constantly put up 20 + points. Like I mentioned in another post, he could score 30 points one night and then score 12 the next. It is almost as if he can't have a good game unless he is shooting well. I like the fact that he is relying less on 3 pointers because one thing I couldn't stand was that he didn't get into the paint or drive to the basket, but rather stood behind the 3 point line and waited to take a three, most of which he bricked.
He also needs to get to the line more. Vs the Knicks on December 5th, he had no trips to the line and only had 12 points to show for it. Free throws are an easy way to pad your stats, especially for a player like Bargnani who is a good FT shooter.
I'm not saying they didn't pair off, just that AB and AS weren't specifically matched up vs one another the whole game. In the fourth when Amare started throwing it down he was going over and around LK and Jose (of all people, this switching the pg onto a forward with deep post position thing Jay keeps running HAS to stop). When Bargs had AS he was playing off of him forcing Stoudemire to take (and make) the shot from the free throw elbow for the most part.
No one on this team dishes hard fouls.
uh, Bargs is NOT a true 5. He's a stretch centre if you want to go there but a TRUE 5 operates on the block and gets boards.
Dropping 41 points, boy is getting some respect!!
I checked 10 minutes later and Bargnani was actually number 1.
His trade value now is at his highest it will ever be.
Why can't he play the 4 again? He's not slow. He can score from anywhere on the floor. He has very good hands for a big man. If Chris Bosh can play the 4 then Andrea Bargnani can play the 4 and really on most nights, there's no difference between the 4 and 5 in the league right now.
Yeah, he needs to go up strong in the paint. I hate those weak ass turnaround fades he sometimes does from like five feet away from the bucket. It's like sometimes he forgets he's 7'0", 260lbs.
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