Report: Toronto Raptors Looking to Trade Andrea Bargnani by July 1st?

June 1st, 2013 by Brad LeClair Leave a reply »
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Masai Ujiri and the Toronto Raptors will be looking to trade Andrea Bargnani by July 1st.

First order of biz for new Raps GM Masai Ujiri: Word is he'll shop Andrea Bargnani everywhere he can in hopes of moving him before July 1

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 1, 2013 This likely comes as no surprise to anyone in NBA circles and Raptor fans alike. Bargnani, the target of many fans in Raptors Nation, has had a very tumultuous career as a Toronto Raptor.

Picked first overall in 2006—ahead of the likes of Rudy Gay (eighth), LaMarcus Aldridge (second) and Rajon Rondo (21st)—Bargnani has been labelled by many NBA experts as the biggest bust for a first overall draft choice since Kwame Brown.

Because of that, and his tendency to incur injuries, the Raptors—under the new management team CEO Tim Leiweke, president Bryan Colangelo and GM Masai Ujiri—will search long and hard for a possible suitor.

If they cannot find a trade partner for Bargnani, I'd look out for a potential buyout in the second week of July.

But like all players the Raptors ...

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