Andrea Bargnani's name has been mud in these parts for the past couple of days — well, to clarify, muddier than usual. And he wants you to know it's all a misunderstanding.

The Raptors' power forward made a cameo appearance as guest analyst on Italy's Sky Sports feed of the NBA Western Conference final this past weekend.

In an interview conducted in Italian and since translated by a Toronto newspaper, Bargnani is asked if he could play anywhere else in the NBA, where would he choose to play?

The reply, according to the translation, has Bargnani first saying "I want to stay in Toronto, at least this is the politically correct answer. If (I am) to go somewhere else, I'd like a warm-climate city and a team where I can actually play my role."

That response was published Tuesday in Toronto.