Thursday , Nov , 19 , 2009 Oly Sandor

Andrea Bargnani’s dunk on Chris Anderson: dumb luck or improved aggressiveness?

Despite shooting poorly in Tuesday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets, the Toronto Raptors’ Andrea Bargnani still made a statement with one play. Early on, he caught the ball along the three-point-line, blew past Renaldo Balkman with a shot fake, and threw down a fierce dunk on Chris Anderson …

Andrea Bargnani's dunk on Chris Anderson: dumb luck or improved aggressiveness?Perhaps, opposing teams should take note.

Despite shooting poorly in Tuesday’s loss to the Denver Nuggets, the Toronto Raptors’ Andrea Bargnani still made a statement with one play. Early on, he caught the ball along the three-point-line, blew past Renaldo Balkman with a shot fake, and threw down a fierce dunk on Chris Anderson.

Yes, the skilled ‘Il Mago’ poster-jobbed the shot-blocking ‘Birdman’.

It’s an  impressive play and worth watching again. And Raptor fans are hoping the Italian will continue complementing his fine perimeter shooting with these kinds of strong drives to the basket.

Currently, Bargnani is a solid player. But by improving his aggressiveness on both ends of the floor, he becomes a candidate for the All Star game and nice insurance if Chris Bosh leaves as a free agent at season’s end.

Watch the clip below and tell us if this dunk is a one-off or the start of a more aggressive Bargnani?

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