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Monday, December 10th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  25 responses

Andrea Bargnani Says He’s Not Bothered By Trade Rumors


As the Toronto Raptors’ season continues to spiral down the drain, with frustrations mounting, there’s increased trade chatter. Embattled forward Andrea Bargnani says it’s an inescapable part of the job. Per the Toronto Sun: “No, of course it doesn’t affect me, but I think it does make sense on this team,’ he said. ‘Who else would you blame? I don’t really know what you want me to answer.’ Even the trade rumours, the kind that keep popping up, the kind that can mess with a player’s head aren’t having any impact on him. ‘Of course I hear the trade rumours,’ he said. ‘But trades are part of the job. Since the first day I joined this team seven years ago, I knew I could be traded. That’s the reality. From Day 1 you know that can happen at any time.’ In Bargnani’s almost Spock-like logical world, there is no point in letting something that has always been a distinct possibility affect him one way or the other, and there’s certainly no point in getting oneself prepared for such an eventuality. ‘It’s something you don’t control, so there’s no purpose in being prepared for it or getting prepared for it,’ he said. ‘The only thing you really care about is trying to play good for yourself and for the team. That’s what you have to prepare for. A trade? Be prepared or not prepared, it doesn’t make you a better player or a worse player. If it’s going to happen, it happens. If it doesn’t, I mean it’s not something you really think about, at least I don’t think about it. Maybe you have more chance of being traded when you’re playing good, right? Because your value is up … I don’t panic, honestly. So all these rumours and the talking? What does thinking about rumours get you at the end of the day?’”

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  • RKJ92

    SH*T I THOUGHT THIS SAID ANDREA BARGNANI TRADED FOR A SECOND I ALMOST JUMPED UP AND DOWN LOL

  • zogs19994

    *BREAKING NEWS*
    -

    ANDREA HAS BEEN TRADED TO THE MIAMI HEAT FOR A HAPPY MEAL TOY

  • spit hot fiyah

    good, because they won’t go away until february if he is not shipped out before that

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    “Andrea Bargnani Says He Can’t Be Bothered By Boxing Out, Hedging Screens, Moving His Feet, Contesting Shots, Not Being A Majestic Galloping Unicorn, or Anything Else Remotely Resembling Defence”

    *fixed

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    Andrea Bargnani for Dirk’s sweaty gym socks…trade works for both sides.

  • coyboo

    pau gasol for bargnani makes a great sense. bargnani can spread the floor, shoot the 3 and is younger and faster. gasol can pair with calderon, a best buddy. 2nd best next to rubio

  • RKJ92

    WE CAN ONLY DREAM…

  • MikeC.

    “I don’t worry about a trade, I desire it greatly but I’m not good enough to demand it.”

  • christianbullen

    What’s this dude’s contract look like again? He’s not worried about shiiiiitt.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Can’t wait til he’s gone.

  • Lloyd

    guarantee that once Bargs gets traded, he’ll become a beast on whatever team he ends up on. the raptors just don’t know how to harness and cultivate a players talent or develop it. If Bargs were on the Spurs, he’d be unstoppable.

  • bill

    Who, on the Raptors, is EVER bothered by trade rumors?

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    he’s just waiting to get bolted out of toronto

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    you raptor fans aint fans of him?

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    hahaha im guessing you aint much of a fan of him

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    id actually like to see him in SA

  • Mike From Spain

    This thread is over, pack your stuff, go home :)

  • Mike From Spain

    Calderon and Bargnani for Gasol and filler? I think the salaries work, it gives LA a reasonably good PG as backup for Nash, and Bargnani can play faster paced and space the floor better than Gasol. In exchange, the Raps get a post presence and Gasol’s contract expires ‘soon’. Also, this trade fulfills the condition that any trade with LA must: they give LA more than LA does.

  • RKJ92

    F*ck no…

  • RKJ92

    I’d trade bargnani’s rights for an XL coffee LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    LOL

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    haha well I’m with ya on that

  • hyperdouche

    Trade him to Minny for disgruntled Kevin Love. YES! Dave Kahn likes lanky white dudes so much that it’s crazy enough to actually happen

  • Valerio

    If I were a Raptor….I’d WANT to be traded…..

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