“I will tell you that any interest in Andrea — which there was quite a bit early on in this season — went by the wayside when he got hurt. So that’s just a natural part of the business when a guy’s not playing you can’t really discuss him.”
Colangelo said that there are still a couple of clubs around the league that are keeping close tabs on Bargnani and waiting to see how he looks when he returns before re-entering trade talks, although he would not guarantee that he would pull the trigger on a deal.
“There’s teams interested I know that,” he said. “I’ve got a handful of situations that people were monitoring this whole injury process. I’m not saying anything with any concrete nature that he’s going to be traded but we’re looking to make our basketball team better and I’ve pretty much told everybody: nobody on our team is untradeable based on some of the things we are looking to do and what our objectives are.”
The trade for Gay will push the Raptors slightly over the salary cap heading into next season but Colangelo said the team would still be buyers this summer as there are alternate routes they could take to get under the cap.
“We’re still going to be buyers,” he said. “We’re looking to make this basketball team better. I’ve got an ownership group that’s committed to spending dollars. That’s really what you saw evidenced by this trade yesterday.”