More Raptors news: No Bargnani
The Raptors starters are dropping like flies.
With Jose Calderon back in Toronto nursing a sore hip, the Raptors will face the Milwaukee Bucks in a short while without starting big man Andrea Bargnani.
A sore right ankle will keep the 7-footer out of his first game this season. No word yet on while will replace him in the lineup. Coach Jay Triano would have a couple of choices – Amir Johnson, who is a quicker, more mobile big man, or Rasho Nesterovic, who might be a bit more physical against Milwaukee’s Andrew Bogut.
Bargnani missed a chunk of Monday’s practice with the ankle trouble and it bothered him during parts of Tuesday’s win over Minnesota.
He tried to loosen up just a few minutes ago on the Bradley Center floor here in Milwaukee but the pain and lack of mobility cut his night short.