Garbo sits and stews

STEVE BUFFERY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:58 AM ET

Raptors forward Jorge Garbajosa is angry and frustrated over his lack of playing time this year.

"I don't know," he said, when asked why he has averaged only seven minutes in the team's first three games. "I practise normally. I play in the European championships. I am fine. Everything is normal."

Garbajosa suffered a broken left fibula and dislocated left ankle joint with a ligament tear in a fall at Boston on March 26 and was out for the season. The Raptors wanted him to undergo surgery a second time in the summer, but he opted to play for Spain at the European championships.

For his part, head coach Sam Mitchell saw red when asked about Garbajosa before yesterday's game against Boston.

"Players play based on the game and how we need them," the coach said. "Garbo is fine, and the last time I checked, counting (yesterday), we have 80 games to play."


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