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  1. The evolution of Andrea Bargnani, and D

    Henry Abbott

    On Hardwood Paroxysm, James Herbert has a fascinating conversation with new Raptors coach Dwane Casey. Toronto had the 30th best defense in the NBA last year but is now 16th. No team has improved more, even though the Raptors made few personnel chan...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  2. No Soup for (the Rest of) the Draft Class of '06

    Henry Abbott

    by Chad Ford Andrea Bargnani got a $50 million extension from the Raptors in July. Brandon Roy followed with a max $80 million extension in August. And his teammate, LaMarcus Aldridge, just agreed to a $65 million extension on Wednesday evening. ...

    Blog | October 21, 2009
  3. Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    This three-year-old knows the Lakers better than you do. (Via OhMeOhMyJelloIsJigglin) Serious questions about building around Chris Bosh and Andrea Bargnani: Can a good team have its two best players at 4 and 5? Can a good team have a combo at those...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  4. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Hedo Turkoglu and Shawn Marion -- a study in contrasts...and similarities. Did Nate Robinson have a breakout year? And how are Lakers fans processing the Ron Artest acquisition? Zarar Siddiqi of Raptors Republic: "Investing for 5 years in...

    Blog | July 05, 2009
  5. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Invisibility isn't necessarily a bad thing for Dirk Nowitzki. Norm Van Lier was anything but invisible in the pantheon of Chicago Bulls legends...but Josh Smith was in Atlanta's tough loss to the Cavs. Gain some visibility at The ...

    Blog | March 02, 2009
  6. 127 Out of 128 Ain't Bad

    Henry Abbott

    Andrea Bargnani got the other first-place vote. Brandon Roy wins rookie of the year in a landslide. Blazers.com rejoices: "This is a proud day for the city, the franchise, and Brandon, whose performance this past season speaks volumes to the direc...

    Blog | May 02, 2007
  7. Report: Emergency Surgery for Andrea Bargnani

    Henry Abbott

    According to Doug Smith of the Toronto Star:Andrea Bargnani will miss a substantial part of the rest of the NBA regular season after having an emergency appendectomy early this morning.According to various Italian media reports, including the website...

    Blog | March 21, 2007
  8. All Aboard the Andrea Bargnani Bandwagon

    Henry Abbott

    I can't remember a more impressive failed assist attempt than this: By the way, if you want to see more Andrea Bargnani on YouTube, get ready to do some sifting, because one dude is uploading pretty much everything Raptor that's ever on TV. T...

    Blog | January 08, 2007
  9. Andrea Gets Saucy

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer Raptor rookie Andrea Bargnani went off for a career-high 23 points last night, in just 30 minutes, off the bench against a stingy Orlando defense. Now we were told to watch out for a batch of growing pains from Bargs (in sha...

    Blog | December 14, 2006
  10. Does Sam Mitchell Have a Softer Side?

    Henry Abbott

    Dave Feschuk recounts a fascinating scene unfolding between Sam Mitchell and Andrea Bargnani: When Sam Mitchell stopped Andrea Bargnani outside the Raptors' weight room after practice yesterday afternoon, the American coach spoke to the Italian rook...

    Blog | November 10, 2006
  11. Andrea Bargnani's Money Shot

    Henry Abbott

    Years ago, I watched Rik Smits and the Pacers play while making small talk with the Dutch journalist who was randomly assigned to the next seat on press row. Our conversation went something like this: Me: "He must be really big in Holland, ...

    Blog | November 02, 2006
  12. 2006 Draft Profile: Yotam Halperin

    Henry Abbott

    Really. Listen to trainer David Thorpe describe his newest client in a TrueHoop MP3. Ditto this TrueHoop MP3 with Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress, too. This kid is exciting. Here's some video of him in a game against Andrea Bargnani. Nothing mind-bl...

    Blog | June 28, 2006
  13. Chad Ford's Wednesday Morning Mock Draft

    Henry Abbott

    Here's how it goes: Andrea Bargnani to Toronto, Tyrus Thomas to Chicago, Rudy Gay to Charlotte, LaMarcus Aldridge to Portland, Shelden Williams to Atlanta, Adam Morrison to Minnesota, and Brandon Roy to Boston. He adds that with Portland is offering...

    Blog | June 28, 2006
  14. Raptors Hire Maurizio Gherardini

    Henry Abbott

    He's Andrea Bargnani's boss in Italy, and one of the most respected GMs in the world. Here's the news of the hire. Gherardini comes up a fair amount in Ian Thomsen's profile of Bargnani. Here are some favorite quotes: "You can see that ...

    Blog | June 22, 2006
  15. Importing Andrea Bargnani

    Henry Abbott

    This DraftExpress story by Rob Fraser paints a picture that Andrea Bargnani is shaping up to become the Yao Ming of this draft: as in, the coveted overseas player who will be the top overall pick if fast-talking team executives can convince local pow...

    Blog | May 30, 2006
  16. Jonathan Givony: First Pick Andrea Bargnani's to Lose

    Henry Abbott

    Givony talks to Andrea Bargnani's Italian agent, who denies rumors of some kind of deal (there have been whispers that Maurizio Gherardini, the GM at Benetton Treviso, might join the Raptors with Bargnani in a front-office position) for Bargnani to g...

    Blog | May 26, 2006