|Draft pick Jonas Valanciunas(left) with GM Bryan Colangelo(right)|
Toronto Raptors record with Bargnani in the lineup is 6-9 (.400).
Toronto Raptors record without Bargnani in the lineup is 2-7 (.222).
An 18% difference in winning percentage without Andrea playing. Need more stats? Sure! I'm a stats guy too so take a look at these numbers:
Toronto Raptors points per game without Bargnani in the lineup is 83.44ppg
A difference of 4.82ppg is a significant difference in scoring output. Without Andrea Bargnani in the lineup Toronto looks like a different team altogether.
Toronto need Bargnani healthy and scoring, but they also need secondary scoring from their other players. Having Bargnani play 48 minutes and score 40 every game isn't exactly sustainable for the Raptors to win, he will have off nights, he will have slumps and he will get cold from time to time. Demar Derozan has shown he can play with the best of them at times, he has also done his best David Copperfield impersonation and completely disappear.
|Baylor SF Perry Jones|
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