The Toronto Raptors are not expecting Andrea Bargnani to suddenly become a more productive rebounder.
Dwane Casey hopes, however, that Jonas Valanciunas compensates for Bargnani's lack of efficiency on the glass.
“One thing I’ve come to understand, and we did the same thing with Dirk [Nowitzki in Dallas], he’s never going to be a great rebounder,” Casey said. “Turning him into a rebounder is like turning [former Raptor and current Nets forward] Reggie Evans into a three-point shooter. That’s not going to happen. But the one thing he has to do is box his man out. Do not let his man get the ball. That’s the deal we have. That’s [what] he’s got to give us on the rebounding side.”