Bargnani Out Two Games

Toronto Raptors rookie Andrea Bargnani will miss the team’s next two games due to an illness in his family. According to a team spokesman, the 21-year-old was waiting out poor weather in Toronto before flying home to Italy. The Raptors play host to the Milwaukee Bucks Friday before visiting the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.

He’s expected back in time Tuesday’s road game against the Washington Wizards.

Bargnani was named Eastern Conference rookie of the month for the second time Thursday. The seven-foot forward posted averages of 14.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 28.7 minutes in helping the Raptors go 9-3 in February.

For the season, he is averaging 11.1 points and 3.7 rebounds.

Toronto Star