Earlier tonight, I asked Hoops Rumors readers if the Raptors should end the Andrea Bargnani era in Toronto and nearly 85% of you said that he should be traded south of the border. Here’s more on the former No. 1 overall pick and the Raptors..
- General Manager Bryan Colangelo says that he’s as disappointed in the club’s 4-16 start as anyone, writes Doug Smith of the Toronto Star. “This situation is, from all standards, unacceptable,” Colangelo said. “It’s disappointing, it’s embarrassing but this is where we find ourselves.” Colangelo is meeting with members of the team and coaching staff tonight off of the heels of their 131-99 loss to the Jazz.
- Bargnani says that the constant trade talk is having zero effect on him and his mental state, writes Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun. The big man says that he made peace with the reality that he can always be traded from his first day in the league.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun wonders if Colangelo is motivated to make moves to prioritize the short-term over the long-term, like acquiring Pau Gasol, because of his own contract situation. Colangelo’s contract is not guaranteed beyond this year.