Originally Posted by final.wrath
bargnani has a lot of potential. he had game with 7 blocked shots last season and he will learn to play consistent D as time goes on. His rebounding should improve along the lines of Dirk Nowitzki.
The fact that Toronto is a run and gun team made it tempting to draft an outside-shooting big man. Especially one who seems to have so much potential on both sides of the ball. But Andrea probably needs to have 4-5 seasons under his belt before he is a legit star.
For that reason, it would make sense for the Raptors to use him in a trade. Bosh is ready to win now. I say trade Ford/Bargnani for a defensive minded center.
I agree with you on the Raptors decision making to picking him in the draft, but I can foresee another Darko Milicic, plenty of talent-not enough consistency...Also, Darko is in his 4 or 5th season and he still doesn't look comfortable in the NBA, only time will tell...