November 12, 2007
Bargnani to the Bench
Sam Mitchell, in an effort to spark the Raptors after two bad losses to the Bucks and Magic, moved Andrea Bargnani to the bench in favor of Rasho Nesterovic for Friday nights game at Philadelphia. The intent was to give the Raptors a better defensive presence. Despite the lack of progress in that regard the move does appear to have sparked the Raptors. Bargnani's performances have continued to underwhelm , however, the change has opened some things up offensively for other Raptor perimeter players, most notably Anthony Parker . After Mitchell's questionable coaching tactics and game plans in last years playoffs it is good to see one of his moves finally paying off.
Posted by dbrait at November 12, 2007 07:30 PM