Andrea Bargnani’s time in Toronto was forgettable to be kind, and their fans will let him know it when he comes back for the first time. They are a fanbase who do not get enough credit for their passion for basketball. It will probably not be the kind of bee buzzing atmosphere of LeBron James returning to Cleveland, but liked the advice of Casey below that the European sharpshooter “should put on ear plugs”, though not sure they would actually allow to happen during a game. It sure would be a fun experiment though.
Dwane Casey on Andrea Bargnani’s return to Toronto: ‘He should put on ear plugs’ (Ball Don't Lie) http://t.co/qyechhf3q2
— fans.raptors (@fans_raptors) October 15, 2013
Bargnani will be a much better fit with the Knicks, because he will not have to try and create his own shot. Playing next to Carmelo Anthony will open up a lot more open shot opportunities for Bargnani that he should be able to knock down at a higher percentage than we are used to seeing. The Knicks are going to be a playoff team, which is something the power forward is definitely not used to so far in his career.
In any case, he will most likely not miss his old club in Toronto, and come to think of it they do not miss him either. They’ll be sure to let him know it next time he is in town.