Description: Knicks PF/C Andrea Bargnani (torn left elbow ligament) will be out indefinitely.
Insight: He injured the other elbow twice last season and ended up playing just 35 games. We may have seen the last of Bargnani this year. Although inconsistent, he had averaged 13.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg which was an improvement over his 2012 season with the Raptors, but well below what he had done from 2009-2011.
1/23/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Knicks PF/C Andrea Bargnani fell to the ground on an ill-advised dunk attempt Wednesday against the Sixers. Thursday, an MRI revealed a torn ligament in Bargnani's left elbow. SOURCE: Steve Popper, NorthJersey.com
Insight: The seven-footer will be out indefinitely. With Amare Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin already banged up, Carmelo Anthony is going to have to play power forward with J.R. Smith filling in at the three. The Knicks are an absolute disaster right now and if things get much worse, the team could opt to start over by dealing Carmelo at the trade deadline.
1/9/2014 7:08:00 PM
Description: New York PF/C Andrea Bargnani is active for Thursday night's game against the Heat. SOURCE: Frank Isola, New York Daily News
Insight: He was dealing with an illness earlier this week. Bargnani has averaged 10.8 ppg in the month of January.
12/18/2013 5:46:00 PM
Description: Knicks PF/C Andrea Bargnani will move to the bench Wednesday, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday.
Insight: Tyson Chandler will return after missing 20 games due to a broken left fibula. Bargnani averaged 33 minutes, 16.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.0 threes per game while Chandler was out, but he has significantly less value now.
12/5/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Knicks PF/C Andrea Bargnani was ejected from Thursday's game against the Nets with 8:23 left in the fourth quarter.
Insight: Bargnani was assessed a second technical foul for trash talking Kevin Garnett after a made 3-pointer. He finished with 16 points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal, three blocks and one three.
11/14/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Knicks PF/C Andrea Bargnani has played three games since center Tyson Chandler went down with an injury and he's averaging 20.3 ppg.
Insight: Bargnani is getting the majority of the center minutes and he's been on the floor for just over 30 minutes per game with Chandler out. He should be good for at least three more weeks and fantasy owners should be taking advantage.
11/8/2013 9:36:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani made 11-of-25 from the field and scored 25 points with eight rebounds and a shocking five blocks Friday against the Bobcats.
Insight: Bargnani started at center in place of the injured Tyson Chandler and played 35 minutes. He should remain there and get consistent minutes until Chandler returns in a 4-6 weeks, but remember that he won't be playing the Bobcats (without Al Jefferson) every game.
11/6/2013 4:07:00 PM
Description: Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani could see time at the five while Tyson Chandler is out with a broken leg. SOURCE: Al Iannazzone, Newsday
Insight: Bargnani has the height to play center (he's seven feet) but he's mostly played power forward throughout his career. He's gotten off to a rather uninspiring start with just 8.8 ppg in his first four contests.
10/31/2013 8:39:00 PM
Description: New York forward Andrea Bargnani got the start Thursday against Chicago.
Insight: Bargnani came off the bench in Wednesday night's season opener. Bargnani's inclusion in the lineup pushes Metta World Peace out of the starting five.
10/29/2013 7:27:00 PM
Description: Knicks power forward Andrea Bargnani will come off the bench to start the season. SOURCE: New York Post
Insight: New York will stick with Carmelo Anthony at power forward with Metta World Peace starting at the three. Bargnani and Amare Stoudemire will have to battle it out for minutes at the four when Anthony is on the bench or playing small forward.
7/1/2013 4:59:00 PM
Description: According to ESPN.com, Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks is a done deal.
Insight: The Knicks will send Toronto Steve Novak, Marcus Camby, Quentin Richardson, a 2016 first-round pick and two second-round picks in exchange for Bargnani. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft has missed 98 games the past two seasons. It's unclear what his role will be, but he's certainly going to have fewer shots with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire in the frontcourt.
6/30/2013 10:35:00 PM
Description: Andrea Bargnani's trade to New York has to be re-worked due to 2013-14 salary cap figures. SOURCE: Howard Beck, New York Times
Insight: It looks like the Knicks are going to have to send an additional minimum salary player to Toronto. It's a minor setback but the deal is still happening and it could be completed as early as tomorrow.
6/30/2013 7:43:00 PM
Description: The Raptors sent forward Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks Sunday in exchange for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and a first round pick in 2016. SOURCE: Howard Beck, New York Times
Insight: So to recap, the Knicks get an overpaid, often-injured seven-footer in Bargnani while Toronto receives Camby, a 39-year-old who contributes nothing offensively, and a one-trick pony in the three-point shooting Novak. Bargnani obviously has the most upside out of the three but it's worth noting that his 12.7 ppg average last season was his lowest since 2008. We're not counting on any of these players to have much fantasy success in their new homes.
6/2/2013 8:23:00 PM
Description: Trading Andrea Bargnani will be Raptors GM Masai Ujiri's top priority this offseason. SOURCE: Marc Stein, ESPN
Insight: The Raptors have been looking to trade Bargnani for months now without any luck. He's a productive player when healthy (15.2 ppg in seven seasons) but Bargnani's injury history raises a lot of red flags.
3/13/2013 7:10:00 PM
Description: According to NBA.com, Toronto forward Andrea Bargnani will miss the rest of the season with a right elbow sprain.
Insight: Bargnani looked like he was on the cusp of superstardom after his brilliant 2010-11 campaign (21.4 ppg). This year he posted a mediocre 12.7 ppg and completely forgot how to rebound (career-worst 3.7 boards per game). At age 27, Bargnani still has plenty of time to turn things around. With that said, Bargnani's future certainly doesn't look as bright as it did a few years ago.
3/13/2013 9:39:00 AM
Description: Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani will miss Wednesday's game against Boston because of his strained right elbow and could miss the remainder of the season, according to a Toronto Star report.
Insight: Bargnani (12.7 ppg) strained his right elbow Friday night in Los Angeles. Amir Johnson is likely to get the start in Bargnani's place. He put up 17 points and 16 rebounds on Sunday making him a viable option.
3/10/2013 5:30:00 PM
Description: Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani is out for Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Bargnani (12.7 ppg) strained his right elbow Friday night in Los Angeles. Amir Johnson (10.0 ppg, 7.1 rpg) is likely to get the start in Bargnani's place.
3/4/2013 3:13:00 PM
Description: Toronto forward Andrea Bargnani missed Monday's shootaround after having a bad reaction to a medication and will be a game-time decision, according to the team's website.
Insight: Bargnani is only a shell of the fantasy player we have known in the past. He averaged just 5.6 ppg, 1.8 rpg and 0.6 apg in nine February games while coming off the bench. He should not be in any fantasy lineups.
2/20/2013 9:50:00 PM
Description: Toronto forward Andrea Bargnani put up a goose egg with an 0-for-4 effort Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Insight: Bargnani is only playing 22 minutes per game since returning from his elbow injury. He's made just one 3-pointer in that span. While a trade would be best for Bargnani and the rest of Toronto's big men, it doesn't look like Bargnani is going to be traded until the summer.
2/18/2013 8:19:00 PM
Description: Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports that Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani probably won't be traded until this summer.
Insight: Plenty of offers have been on the table but nothing that would make the Raptors consider parting with Bargnani. The 27-year-old's 14.8 ppg scoring average is his lowest since 2007-08.
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