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Bargnani wowing the crowd at Madison Square Garden

Bargnani wowing the crowd at Madison Square Garden

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…

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Toronto Raptors v Golden State Warriors

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.

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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…

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New York Knicks v Toronto Raptors

The Raptors, minus Rudy Gay, take another stab at winning the season series against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden tonight.

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New York Knicks v Toronto Raptors

The Raptors were unable to complete the comeback, as the Knicks finally took down Toronto this season and clinched a playoff spot in the process.

Here are some quick thoughts on the game…

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New York Knicks v Toronto Raptors

The Raptors look to win the season series against New York with a depleted Knicks team in town for the first half of a home-and-home.

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