18. Andrea Bargnani
Andrea Bargnani was not a success as a number one pick.  We all know that right?  However, let’s look at the positive first:

Barganani put up good scoring numbers, including a 21.4 PPG season in 2010-11.  The Italian would average 15.2 Points per Game as a Raptor and never had a season where he didn’t average a single digit in that statistic.  He could hit the three and wasn’t as bad as you remember as a blocker.

The bad news was that he was a poor rebounder, and considering his long tenure as a Raptor only had a 0.5 VORP, a number that is VERY weak. 

Bargnani was not as bad as many Raptor fans would make him out to be, but he had a game that just didn’t fit in the NBA and for a number one pick overall. 

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center, Power Forward
  • Acquired: Drafted in the 1st Round, 1st Overall 6/28/06.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Knicks for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Quentin Richardson, a 2014 2nd Round Pick (which would be Xavier Thames) and a 2016 and 2017 1st Round Pick 7/10/13
  • Games Played: 433
  • Per Game Averages: 30.3 MP
    .489 eFG%
    .825 FT%
    15.2 PTS
    4.8 RB
    1.3 AST
    0.4 STL
    0.9 BLK
  • Advanced Stats: 14.3 PER
    .535 TS%
    0.5 VORP
    16.3 WS
  • Major Accolades and Awards: First Team All Rookie (2006-07)
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