I think in all seriousness, Bargnani is someone we already have that can fit the team when you consider Josh Smith is looking for a max contract, Bargnani can play that center position when we go small.
Bargs vs Bosh
Gay vs Lebron
DeRozan vs Wade
Ross vs Allen
Lowry vs Chalmers
IMO, Raptors have a size advantage, I would force them to keep Lebron at SF by having him guard Gay at SF. this forces them to play small upfront with Bosh & an undersized PF or face a mismatch. With Wade on DeRozan/Ross @ SG in theory Raptors should have an edge at PF & PG with Amir & Lowry.
(Bargnani/Gray/Val) vs (Bosh)
Amir vs (Battier/Lebron)
Gay vs (Lebron/Battier)
(DeRozan/Ross) vs Wade
Lowry vs Chalmers
^ If they play Lebron at PF Rudy would have a mismatch at SF he could post up Battier with his size, he's not a 6'7 Fields, who can't create. If they don't play Lebron @ PF in this scenario, IMO Amir should have his way with Battier & vice versa because of Gays size/skill advantage @ SF.
like i said before, he's not the focus of the offense anymore. so maybe he plays within himself more and buys into the team concept in which he has yet to shown after his injury. I really think we're gonna see new Bargnani, more efficient and maybe show a little more team toughness when it comes to the defensive side of thing.s
Isn't this what we wanted from Bargnani? To be a 2nd/3rd option player? And not the 1st option? With Rudy Gay he is definitely not the 1st option
Damn rudy gay is 6'8 and he's long and strong
Did i mention, extremely athletic
im thinking aaron gray will be absolutely nullified tmrw lol.
i feared andrea would become bostjan nochbar instead of all the superstar big man he was compared too. looks like that day will start tomorrow and the potential for him to do great things within the raps organization is over.