Toronto Raptors rookie Andrea Bargnani will miss the teamâ€™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.
Heâ€™s expected back in time Tuesdayâ€™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.