My brothers and I ended up in the same room Tuesday as we met up at my mom's for Christmas dinner. Many topics were passionately discussed, but the one that caused the biggest uproar was Toronto Raptor Andrea Bargnani.
With an embedded photographer in the room, a great deal of this debate was captured. In a nutshell, my brother Ryan is somewhat blinded by the Fantasy Sports value of a player and gets that confused with the real-game value of a player. Apparently, he really likes Andrea Bargnani's numbers and considers him an asset. Meanwhile, Steve and I are ready to ship him out of town for a couple of basketballs and consider him an overrated disappointment.
Here's Ryan emphatically telling me Bargnani should yield a first round pick in a trade.
Here's my brother Steve and I trying to decide which course of logic to follow first.
As a courtesy, we heard him out, of course.
At some point, Ryan compared Andrea Bargnani to Dirk Nowitzki. That's when I needed to sit down.
This argument could go all night...
To the computer!
Conclusion: Bargnani is a nice pickup for your fantasy sports team, but if you have a real NBA team, you'll be better off when he's out of the lineup. Sorry, Ry.