Feb 22, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani (7) looks on from the bench against the New York Knicks at the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Knicks 100-98. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Report Card - Andrea Bargnani

Name: Andrea Bargnani

Position: Power(less) Forward

’12-’13 Season Grade: F

Reason for Grade: biggest disappointment in NBA

Mar 2, 2013; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani (7) during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Milwaukee won 122-114. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Season Highlight: I dunno…not being suffocated with a pillow by his teammates while he slept?

Best Game: 34 points against Pistons in Detroit on Nov. 3

Needs improvement in: He’s been in the league for 7 years, and has regressed. His shooting percentage is down to less than 30% from 3-point territory over his last 2 seasons. Andrea never could rebound, and was below 3 last season on the defensive end. His ancillary stats, like steals and blocks, barely have a pulse. In short, he needs improvement everywhere.

In summary: Andrea is a millstone around the necks of the Raptors. There’s no easy solution for him, or the team. Can his health, which has resulted in 2 straight abbreviated seasons, improve enough to allow him to show something in training camp? Will the new General Manager, whoever he is, decide that the only solution for both player and team is to amnesty this guy?

Next season’s outlook: Your guess is as good as mine.

Brian Boake is Senior Editor for Raptors Rapture. “Like” Raptors Rapture on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @RaptorsRapture for all the latest news and updates about the best damn NBA team from Canada.



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