Casey Won’t Force Bargnani to Rebound
When (Andrea) Bargnani does play, he will not be expected to reinvent himself. Bargnani has averaged 5.8 rebounds per 36 minutes for his career — paltry production on the glass for a 7-footer — and (Dwane) Casey does not need that to change for his own sanity.
“One thing I’ve come to understand, and we did the same thing with Dirk [Nowitzki in Dallas], he’s never going to be a great rebounder,” Casey said. “Turning him into a rebounder is like turning [former Raptor and current Nets forward] Reggie Evans into a three-point shooter. That’s not going to happen.”