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Advanced Analytics: Bargnani’s Pick and Pop game

Okay we get it.  Andrea Bargnani has not so-called “lived up” to the hype.  He was selected No. 1 overall by the Raptors to replace Chris Bosh as the savior of NBA Basketball in Toronto and that just didn’t happen.  We get it.  But it’s those exact lofty and unrealistic expectations that may now ultimately allow New York, Bargnani’s new NBA residence, the opportunity to flourish with him. Toronto Raptors Team page | New York Knicks Team page Truth be told, Bargnani is not a “Franchise” player.  He is not the type of player, obviously, that can carry a team to a championship on his own, let alone carry a team through a full season.  But that’s where the evaluation of Bargnani gets interesting.  Who even knew who this guy was before … Read entire article »

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Introducing the new Andrea Bargnani

Introducing the new Andrea Bargnani

Introducing the new Andrea Bargnani. The hedge out high on defensive pick and rolls Bargnani…the give me the damn ball in the post Bargnani…the make the obvious extra pass Bargnani…the aggressive driving to the basket and dunking ‘with no regard for human life’ Bargnani. To avoid utter obnoxiousness here, plainly stated this year’s refreshing version of Andrea Bargnani has been anything but the somewhat underwhelming marquee talent of his first five Raptors’ seasons. Now we mean that in a relative sense considering the 7-foot … Read entire article »

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