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Friday, December 14th, 2012 at 4:30 pm  |  23 responses

Andrea Bargnani Calls Toronto Raptors the Worst Team in the NBA


Embattled Toronto Raptors big man Andrea Bargnani has opened up to the media quite a bit of late. He admits to feeling depressed about his injuries and the state of the organization. Not only that, but Andrea considers the Raptors the NBA’s worst team (he’s not too far off; Toronto currently stands as the second-worst squad in the L.) Per the Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport (translated by Sportando): “It is hard to say now when I will be back. For sure, I am going to miss at least three weeks. In 10 days I will have my arm examined. Everything has gone wrong right from the beginning of the season. We were built to win but we don’t. We are the worst team in the NBA right now. We are way below all the expectations. None of us got the confidence for playing with the others. We won only four games. It is a tragedy. From every point of view it is a desperate situation. We have been losing for four years. In order to improve we need to win. But we haven’t so far. I have been criticized? This is not the first time I am being criticized. But it doesn’t affect me. Trade rumors? I hear the rumors. If it is meant to happen, it will happen. I am ready for anything. I am a basketball player. If I have to play in another city I will go. Otherwise I will stay in Toronto. It is my job. Rumors about the Lakers? I’ve never been coached by D’Antoni. So, I don’t have an opinion about his system. Lakers are a team with many problems but they have been unlucky because they play without [point guards]‘. The interviewer, Davide Chinellato, told him that on the Lakers he would play with Dwight Howard, a dominant center which could be what Bargnani needs. ‘I’m having my career and improving year-by-year. It’s the team that needed a dominant center more than I do. If I play bad it is my problem but If Raptors lose each year then it’s several people’s problem.’”

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  • Redd

    Now he’s just being annoying

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    If I were his psychiatrist I’d prescribe some W’s

  • melvo

    Can’t blame him, his name has been in trade rumors for years. And haven’t been even close to good since maybe a year or two before Chris Bosh left.

  • BRAVO

    Wow the team sucks becuz you! I watched every game this season and last and you still haven’t improved on your defense, rebounding etc. the little things would even help out like setting up teammates when your game is off. You just throw up shots thinking its gonna go in. Don’t get me wrong your a good scorer but there’s plenty of things you lack! No more high hopes for you just hope you get traded from my Toronto Raptors!

  • zogs19994

    F*CK YOU ANDREA….F*CK YOU!!!

  • RKJ92

    YOU MAKE THIS TEAM SHlT YOU F*CKING WASTE CYATTYYYY

  • Toner83

    What. An. Asshat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/walker.edwards.7739 Walker Edwards

    Move this franchise to Seattle already.

  • ttp

    IGNORENT

  • redeyevv

    you had a team…………………you fooked it up!

  • VanCityBBall

    oh really andrea? the raptors aren’t that bad i mean you have a great leadership presence as far as rebounding and defence…your shooting percentage has been brilliant this year too…i dont know why you think they are bad…. *rolling eyes more and more every minute*

  • jabez

    Translation – trade me to the Lakers for Pau. As if.

  • AndyK

    Seriously, people who comment need to learn how to spell defense!

  • Raptor1995

    Stay! Stay! Andrea! You are great man!

  • mhm

    LOL

  • mhm

    Toronto fans i see

  • mhm

    Can’t believe he said that tho

  • mhm

    Expect a trade

  • CP7

    If he learnt to rebound it might help

  • Souf

    LOL! Andrea’s fishing for a trade like it’s his job.

  • tommy

    Huge raps fan but he is kinda right in many ways. They were suppose to be better but they are horrible right now. Plus I’m italian, never take a word for word translation

  • RKJ92

    ITS BECAUSE THERE’S 2 WAYS TO SPELL IT YOU CLOWN YOU SPELLED IT THE AMERICAN WAY, THE CANADIAN WAY IS DEFENCE — SAME WITH COLOR (AMERICAN) AND COLOUR (CANADIAN) GTFO UNEDUCATED CUNT..

  • FLIGHT 9

    wizards sucks than raptors Andrea….. Just demand a trade and shut up!!! cmon U are averaging just 5 rebs.!!!!??????

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