Toronto forward Andrea Bargnani is tired of the frigid winters he's endured with the Raptors during the last five years.

The former No. 1 pick of the 2006 draft told Italian viewers on Sky Sports that he wants to remain with the Raptors, but would would welcome being shipped to a warmer climate if he does move.

"I want to stay in Toronto, at least this is the politically correct answer," Bargnani said in remarks that were published by the Toronto Star. " If (I am) to go somewhere else, I'd like a warm climate city and a team where I can actually play in my role."

The Spurs, of course, have an open position if Antonio McDyess follows through with his stated intention of retiring.

And with today's temperature in San Antonio topping out at nearly 100 degrees, it's hard to think of a warmer climate if the 7-foot, 225-pound Bargnani joined a new team.

But some telling criticism of Bargnani made by Toronto general manager Bryan Colangelo seems to indicate that Bargnani wouldn't be the type of player the Spurs would be interested in.