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Bargnani interview hints at wanting out

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08:05 AM ET 05.25 | In any language, the appearance of Andrea Bargnani as a game analyst may have seemed incongruous. If there's one thing we've learned about Bargnani during his five seasons in Toronto, it might be this: The 25-year-old Raptor expresses himself in words, in both Italian and English, in the same way as he plays defense and rebounds. That is, reluctantly and sparingly. ... Asked in a feature interview where he'd like to play if he could rub a magic lamp and transport himself to another NBA city, Bargnani told Italy's Sky Sports: "I want to stay in Toronto, at least this is the politically correct answer. If [I am] to go somewhere else, I'd like a warm climate city and a team where I can actually play in my role."

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May 25, 2011  08:15 AM ET

"If (I am) to go somewhere else, I'd like a warm climate city and a team where I can actually play in my role."

Those bench seats are already taken in Miami, Bro.

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May 25, 2011  08:28 AM ET

Open advertisement to Orlando?

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May 25, 2011  08:34 AM ET

He a 7' 0" Small Forward ..... but, good luck moving his 4 year, $41.5m contact ....

but, I was thinking the same thing ... Orlando,

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May 25, 2011  08:39 AM ET
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Could be any number of places. Either Florida team, Texas teams, California teams...etc

OBD is right, no room for him to come off the bench in Miami if it's a Florida team.

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May 25, 2011  09:01 AM ET

No one wants to be in Toronto

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May 25, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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He is an above average offensive player, below average defenderOn the right team he could be very useful.But thwt contract is really large for what he brings

There are a LOT worse contracts out there for a LOT worse players also.....

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