6. Andrea Bargnani, 2006-07
Bargnani’s legacy in Toronto remains complicated to this day. On one hand, averaged 15.2 points per game over seven years is quality production no matter how you slice it. On the other hand, his inability to take games over on offense and poor defensive skills have him wavering around bust territory in the eyes of some.
Bargnani, who was picked over players like Kyle Lowry, LaMarcus Aldridge, and Paul Millsap, started his career off nicely, averaging 11.6 points and 3.9 points per game on 42% shooting while being named to the All-Rookie team. The Raptors won 47 games and made the playoffs.
Based on that season, Raptors fans expected superstar production, but the most Bargnani ever because was a solid No. 2 option on some bad teams.
Andrea Bargnani scored well, but he still disappointed the Raptors.
Bargnani was an above-average NBA player for over a decade, but considering the hype around him and the fact that he and Bosh were supposed to be the frontcourt of the future, the anticlimactic end to his Raptors career was certainly disappointing.
Bargnani was not a bad NBA player, and his quality shooting stroke helped him plaster his name all over several of the Raptors’ all-time lists. However, considering that Toronto expected him to change the dynamic of the franchise, his time with the Raptors is still regarded by some as an underperformance.