Is New York Ready To Blame Andrea Bargnani?

Two years ago the New York Knicks were winning 54 games and finishing second in the Eastern Conference. Then Toronto acquired Masai Ujiri and the new pillar of the Raptors management traded the oft-injured 7′ skilled big man Andrea Bargnani to New York and he’s arguably been a black cloud over the Knicks franchise ever since he got there.

Toronto Raptors Winning With Defense Again

Over the last three games the Toronto Raptors opponents have averaged just 86.7 points on 42.2 percent shooting from the field. “We got to stop playing to our competition and play Raptors basketball,” James Johnson told Pro Bball Report. “We the North and we got to start acting like it.”

Raptors And Knicks Combine For 49 Turnovers

It was ugly. The Toronto Raptors and New York Knicks combined for 49 turnovers and 47 personal fouls in a poorly played mistake-fest that the first-place Raptors had to pull out in overtime against one of the NBA’s worst teams so far this season. Toronto outscored New York 9-4 in the extra period to win 95-90. “It was one of those nights when everybody was struggling,” said Head Coach Dwane Casey.