Saturday will be a win, book it
Saturday will be a win, book it
Bargs was so bad on D tonight. Like a pylon. Yes, a nice block of Crash Wallace, but a pylon nonetheless. Interior D look very mediocre tonight. Great wing D, but Bargs is embarrassing.
“The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.” - Martin Luther King
He continues to get lost when penetration happens. He either helps when there's already help, or doesn't help at all. He just doesn't know his positions on the floor, and that's a huge reason why JV was in foul trouble as well. He had to do EVERYTHING down low...
It wasn't his fault he got abused by G Force. How many 7 footers can guard a small forward like Wallace?
Both plays were very lackadaisical effort on his part. He was barely in a stance and did not even provide enough resistance to give the defense an opportunity to rotate or create a tougher angle for Wallace to get in to the heart of the key.
Bargnani for Gay! let the rumors begin
We'd have the best wing lineup in the league. DeRozan and Gay, that's close to VC and T Mac right there
note: pace is the estimated number of possession in a game. It roughly relates to how 'fast' a team is playing. I also realize that the sample I'll use for this year is extremely small so try not to read into the whole values as an identification of how good or bad Bargnani actually is
2008/09 - Raptors pace 92
2009/10 - Raptors pace 93.1
2010/11 - Raptors pace 93
2011/12 - Raptors pace 89.3
2012/13 - Raptors pace 93
Now I know the difference here doesn't seem like much (3.7 possessions per game), but that is a rather large difference. As a reference the difference between the slowest and fastest paced team in the league last year was 6.4 possessions.
2008/09 - 0.76
2009/10 - 0.72
2010/11 - 0.53
2011/12 - 0.104
2012/12 - -0.035
Not necessarily a perfect correlation, but there is a pattern there of Bargnani playing better when the team plays slower.
Which makes me ask, if this Raptors team is planning on picking up the pace (as Colangelo has mentioned numerous times in the offseason) is Bargnani going to have problems fitting with that style?
Last nights effort by Dre was horrendous. He didn't have a good game vs the Nets but last nights was god awful. Hopefully he gets his shit together and plays well vs OKC tomorrow cause there gonna need all the help they can get if they want a W.
I have no doubt in my mind that Bargnani will eventually wake up from his current sleep walk. But that's the point. It's been 7 years, and we've been through this up-and-down cycle every single season. Nothing has changed. He'll have some great games, following by some putrid games, followed by some more great games, and then back to stinking worse than my cat's breath. Rinse, lather, repeat (until he retires).
Bargnani IS the definition of inconsistency. Actually, check that. Bargnani being inconsistent, is the most consistent part of his game.
Last edited by Nilanka; Mon Nov 5th, 2012 at 02:54 PM.
"I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder
I think it's time we really start using the word "accountable."
Andrea Bargnani does NOT deserve to be in that starting lineup right now. Period. I mean, Amir Johnson has come in, and changed the pace of games ex: Brooklyn, Minnesota game. As much as he is better on the second unit with his man Calderon, he has earned the right to start games.
If we want to win against OKC, he NEEDS to be aggressive offensively, not to mention defensively HAS to be active. Not blocking shots, but knowing where to be in position on the court, to box out, to be the help guy. Too much "this possession I'll try hard, and the next possession I'll take a play off."
It's only 3 games in though, but he has been really disappointing. Only 3 games, but shit effort like that is NO excuse.
..... Bring in Josh Smith! :-)
Well, after 6 seasons I can finally say I'm off the Bargnani bandwagon. For all these years I've been a fan and been sure it would all come together, but after last night's game...I'm done, I want him out. The first half of last nights game was the worst display of rebounding and effort I have ever seen. I was watching him off the ball and it was just pathetic. He doesn't even break into a trot at any point of the game when he doesn't have the ball or isn't hedging. When he does hedge he comes way up and then sort of walks back looking for a guy to pick up. I know I"m late to the hate, but I've arrived. He's aweful.
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