Cohen Courtside: Storylines vs. Raptors
Cohen’s Analysis: If you said a year ago that the Raptors would be a better team WITHOUT Andrea Bargnani, I would have probably raised my left eyebrow and laughed. But as we have discovered since Bargnani injured his elbow a couple of weeks ago, Toronto is a far more adaptable and multifaceted squad without him. They are 7-2 in his absence. Unless his pricey contract makes it too difficult, you have to assume Bargnani will be traded by the deadline.