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01-02-2013, 10:06 PM
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But you there will be some team out there that will give up a first for Bargs because there is talent there. He might not be a defensive stalwart or anything like that, but, you know some team will think that he was just in the wrong environment in Toronto and that the chance will be taken.
After the 09-10 season, I would agree. He was 24 years old then, and just set career highs in GP, MPG, PPG, RPG, FG%, and BPG. His RPG and BPG were still very very modest for a big-man, but he was starting to show signs of "breaking out" into stardom (or at least a serviceable starter). Since that year, he's been injury prone and decreased his RPG/BPG. Furthermore, his FG% has dropped steadily too.
At this point, Bargnani's potential "ceiling" has pretty much been reached: 20 PPG, 5 RPG, ~0.400 FG%. Those numbers aren't great for a $12M player, and the scoring rate isn't good enough considering his declining efficiency. Additionally, they'd be getting a player that is becoming increasingly injury prone.
I highly doubt there's a GM out there that wants Bargnani's contract on the books. If we amnestied him, I'm sure every team would offer him a contract....but I'm willing to bet that not many of those offers are going to be much more than $5M-6M.
I MIGHT be undervaluing him, but I honestly don't believe so.
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