Report: Raps shop Bargnani, Calderon asks out

December 11, 2012, 7:12 PM

The Toronto Raptors have been shopping forward Andrea Bargnani but have yet to find a buyer, according to USA TODAY Sports.

Bargnani suffered an elbow injury in Monday night’s 92-74 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers, but x-rays were negative and it remains unclear how long he will be sidelined.

The paper states that Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo is looking to make a deal as the team has stumbled out of the gate with a 4-18 record to open the season.

Point guard Jose Calderon is also said to have made it clear that he would like to move on to greener pastures as well.

The report, which is about coaches who are starting to feel the heat, states that Raptors coach Dwane Casey and Colangelo are safe at the moment despite the team’s miserable start and that it is more likely to see Colangelo shake up the roster in the near future.

Over the weekend, Colangelo spoke several times about how he feels that there is enough talent on the roster to turn things around, but stopped short of backing Casey when given the opportunity by Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Eric Smith and Paul Jones. Sources told USA Today that Colangelo’s comments were an attempt to light a fire under his players rather than put any pressure on the Raptors coach.


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