Where will Andrea Bargnani rank in the Eastern Conference next season, as a Center? … You Make The Call
It seems as though a certain segment within Raptorville is, once again, suffering from grotesque “delusions of grandeur”, regarding the actual ability and hoped for improvement of Andrea Bargnani [C, 7-0, 250, 2006 No. 1 Overall Selection] this off-season.
i.e. According to Doug Smith, in a segment on PrimeTime Sports [FAN590] yesterday, a legitimate case can be made that Bargnani might qualify as the 2nd Best Center in the Eastern Conference [EC] over the course of the 2009-2010 season.
The following list contains the names of the 15 Centers expected to play this position for their current teams, in the EC next season:
Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Cleveland Cavaliers 
Kendric Perkins, Boston Celtics 
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic 
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks 
Jermaine O’Neal, Miami Heat 
Samuel Dalembert, Philadelphia 76ers 
Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls 
Rasheed Wallace, Detroit Pistons 
Jeff Foster, Indiana Pacers 
Emeka Okafor, Charlotte Bobcats 
Brook Lopez, New Jersey Nets 
Andrew Bogut, Milwaukee Bucks 
Andrea Bargnani, Toronto Raptors 
David Lee, New York Knicks 
Brendan Haywood, Washington 
Although yours truly usually finds very little to agree upon with host Bob McCown that is not the case in this instance.
According to these eyes, whoever happens to agree with Doug Smith, in this regard, is quite likely to be suffering from a form of Post-Concussion Syndrome … as there are, at least, 7 players who should be listed ahead of Il Mago on a depth chart of this sort looking forward just 1 season.
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