Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
Plus this isn't a vacuum. If the Raptors didn't have Bargnani, then his roster spot as well as the money committed to him would be going to some other player. Hopefully one that would give the Raptors a more balanced and conventional starting lineup. So no, the Raptors wouldn't be "70 ppg bad" on offense and they most likely would be much better on defense.
Exactly. Randomly take any teams top scorer off the team without putting anybody in their place and they would be worse. That's really not saying anything at all.