With the unexpected firing of Brian Burke on Wednesday, many Toronto sports fans find themselves asking if the other Bryan – as in Raptors President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo – is next on the chopping block.
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Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Bryan Colangelo, MLSE on Jan 10, 2013
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Andrea Bargnani, Bryan Colangelo on Dec 17, 2012
With Andrea Bargnani out of the lineup due to a torn elbow ligament, the talk among Raptors fans has moved from potential trade scenarios involving the seven-foot Italian to praise for the team’s defensive effort without their “star” player. But while fans may not necessarily be proposing specific trades anymore, the opinion that he needs to be traded – anywhere, for anything – is only gaining support.
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Andrea Bargnani, Bryan Colangelo, Dwane Casey on Dec 15, 2012
As you’re probably aware by now, Andrea Bargnani passionately clarified his scrutinized Italian comments today, stating that he was misquoted on certain things, specifically his quote about the Raptors being the worst team in the NBA. To be honest, from my basic comprehension of Italian, it seems it was more a case of things being lost in translation to English than it was a situation of a reporter making things up.
While Bargnani’s quick response is appreciated, it really doesn’t change anything. I didn’t take issue with him referring to the Raptors as the worst team in the NBA or one of the worst teams in the NBA, or whatever he says he said to La Gazzetta dello Sport. I took issue with his claim that he’s improved every year (since he’s playing some of the worst basketball of his career in year seven) and the closing remarks attributed to him.
But that’s besides the point. If Andrea was hard done by and misrepresented in the printed interview, he should take action to hold those responsible accountable, but from the Raptors’ perspective, nothing changes in the grand scheme of things. Whatever was or wasn’t said in this mysterious Italian interview doesn’t change the fact that he’s worn out his welcome here or that he clearly doesn’t fit with the identity and culture change the team continues to strive for under Dwane Casey.
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Bryan Colangelo, Dwane Casey, MLSE on Dec 14, 2012
If you’re a Raptors fan with access to the internet, chances are you’ve heard about the mysterious MLSE board meeting that took place on Thursday. Piecing together the various reports, here’s what we can decipher…
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Andrea Bargnani, Bryan Colangelo, Dwane Casey, Jonas Valanciunas, Kyle Lowry, Raptorblog Radio on Dec 11, 2012
With the Raptors in the midst of an absolutely horrendous start, Drew, Oliver and I got together to discuss the shitshow that has been the 2012-13 season so far, the recently completed winless road trip, more Bargnani hate, whether Dwane Casey and Bryan Colangelo should have any job security, and which players are actually worth keeping in Toronto.