Andrea Bargnani: Can He Be the Raptors Saviour?

July 11th, 2010 by Paul Taylor Leave a reply »
Chris Bosh was never a franchise player; this much we can agree on.

While his statistics were easily the best on a game-to-game basis for the Raptors, he was never capable of galvanising his teammates or elevating his play to another level as a superstar should.

In this respect, the only mistake Bryan Colangelo made was trying to build a team around the now former Raptor.  But, to criticise the actual moves Colangelo made in his attempts to surround Bosh with the right components is wrong.

At the time, virtually every major move made was met with a positive response by the majority of Raptors nation.

In any event, nothing can be done about the past; it’s time to move on.  Call me crazy, but I don’t think the team will have as a big a drop-off as Toronto’s fanbase fears.  There are still enough elements in place to keep the team competitive while Colangelo figures out how to turn this thing around.

Perhaps the most crucial element in the immediate future of the Raptors franchise is former number one overall NBA draft pick, Andrea Bargnani.

There is no doubt that he is both a ...

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