ROME - Andrea Bargnani will be the centre of attention inside the arena. NBA rivals back home will probably be more interested in seeing how the completely revamped Boston Celtics perform.
The Celtics take on the Toronto Raptors on Saturday to open the NBA Europe Live pre-season tour. Bargnani was selected by the Raptors with the No. 1 pick in last year's NBA draft and will be playing his first game in his hometown in an NBA jersey.