The image above is from a 2013-14 Raptors game ticket (Raptors season ticket packages are beginning to arrive). Note the No. 7 on Kyle Lowry. And here’s a link to the Raptors’ roster on the team’s official website. Again, note the number listed for Lowry.
Archive for the ‘Andrea Bargnani’ Category
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Andrea Bargnani, Kyle Lowry on Sep 20, 2013
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Andrea Bargnani, Marcus Camby, New York Knicks, Quentin Richardson, Steve Novak on Jul 10, 2013
We are now in the first days A.B. – After Bargnani – as the trade between the Raptors and Knicks that will send Andrea to New York is complete.
To recap, the Knicks receive Andrea Bargnani. The Raptors receive Steve Novak, Marcus Camby, Quentin Richardson (via sign-and-trade), a first round draft pick in 2016 and second round picks in 2014 and 2017.
Pinch yourself all you want. This is real.
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Andrea Bargnani, Detroit Pistons, Marcus Camby, New York Knicks, Quentin Richardson, Raptorblog Radio, Rudy Gay, Steve Novak, Tank Nation on Jul 03, 2013
With Andrea Bargnani finally gone (as of July 10, anyway) and a ridiculous offer reportedly out there for Rudy Gay, Drew and I got together to discuss “The Trade” and to once again ask the question, ‘to tank or not to tank?’
And for all of you Oliver fans out there, don’t worry, The Big O even sent us a prepared statement to read on air in lieu of him being away.
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Andrea Bargnani, Marcus Camby, Masai Ujiri, New York Knicks, Steve Novak on Jul 01, 2013
Raptors fans who have longed for the end of The Bargnani Era are surely enjoying themselves a fine Canada Day this year, thanks to Masai Ujiri and the New YoLOLrk Knicks taking the seven-foot Italian off of Toronto’s hands.
In the immediate adrenaline rush of last night’s reported deal, I threw some quick thoughts up that you can still indulge in here. But on the morning after THE Trade, with a half-night’s sleep to collect and organize some more thoughts over, I thought I’d post a more in-depth version of my thoughts in a format similar to my usual “Thoughts On the Game” posts.
On that note, here you go…
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Andrea Bargnani, Marcus Camby, New York Knicks, Steve Novak, Trade rumours on Jun 30, 2013
UPDATE 2: After reports of the deal not getting NBA approval and the teams needing to restructure it in some way, Raptors fans began to worry, and rightfully so when you consider some of the potential Raps deals that have fallen through in recent years (Tyson Chandler and Matt Barnes come to mind). Luckily however, the deal was apparently completed after all, though it still can’t become official until the NBA’s moratorium on player movement ends on July 10.
Raptors just completed trade the of Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks, a source told Yahoo! Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 1, 2013
— Steve Novak (@stevenovak16) July 1, 2013
UPDATE 1: The deal has reportedly been agreed to, and is now just awaiting league approval. In addition, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Raptors are actually getting THREE picks in return, a first rounder in 2016 and two future second rounders.
Read below for my original jubilation when the trade was only a report and there were still just two picks involved…