This month’s poll is finally up. You can find it on the right hand sidebar of Raptors Watch.
The question we have for you this month is pretty straight forward. Andrea Bargnani is set to return on Wednesday against the Celtics in a must-win game. It remains to be seen what kind of impact he’s going to have.
The Raptors are clearly playing better without Andrea. And although they lost against the Heat – they still have wind in their sails.
I believe it’s for the best that he makes his return on the road rather than at home. Could you imagine how detrimental it would be to him and his trade value if he gets booed on his home crowd – something that surely would’ve happened if he came in against Miami on Sunday.
For some time now, my stance has been that Bargnani would be a useful 6th man off the bench given he accepts that role.
Quite frankly, I’m really concerned about our bench now. John Lucas III is an incredibly massive downgrade from Jose Calderon; and Alan Anderson has been chucking us out of games lately.
We really have very limited production from our 2nd unit. Bargnani could lend a huge hand in that department. Will he accept? Not sure. Does he expect it? Certainly, since Casey has said he’ll come off the bench when he returns.
My only concern is that eventually he’ll get back to a starting role and cost us defensively and he’ll start shooting abysmal percentages again.
Poll is open, let’s hear your thoughts.
Last month’s poll results: