Andrea Bargnani RUMORS & NEWS

  • Knicks’ answer for missing Carmelo? More Bargnani

    New York Post "Certainly, it is not going to turn around the team’s fortunes but the Knicks would like to replace part, if not all, of the 24.2 points Carmelo Anthony produced before knee surgery. The Knicks would like to volunteer Andrea Bargnani for that role after he shakes off a coat of rust. “I work..." February 25

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    NBA New York Knicks @nyknicks

    Coach Fisher says Andrea Bargnani is available to play tonight in Miami.

  • Happy New Year’s, Knicks fans! Andrea Bargnani set to return

    New York Post "It’s probably too late to save the season, but Andrea Bargnani of Italy will finish 2014 as an actual NBA player and make his season debut. Buona fortuna! Bargnani returned to his first full practice Tuesday and vowed to make his season debut on New Year’s Eve when the Knicks face the..." December 31

  • Andrea Bargnani takes big step toward return

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani’s 20-minute on-court workout at United Center on Thursday was a big step toward rejoining Knicks practice as he is bent on making his season debut shortly, said his buddy Jose Calderon. Bargnani has not yet played this season due to hamstring and calf strains." December 20

  • Andrea Bargnani: Perfect triangle fit or continued ‘enigma’?

    New York Post "The Knicks need their European invasion to exceed expectations. The 3-10 Knicks are expected to welcome Jose Calderon and Andrea Bargnani onto the floor for the first time this season on Saturday when the Sixers, winless going into Friday’s matchup with the Suns, limp into the..." November 21

  • Knicks’ Bargnani, Calderon likely to return Saturday against 76ers

    New York Post "The Knicks’ 115-99 blowout loss to the Timberwolves on Wednesday night could be the last time they play without Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon. The Knicks are laying the groundwork not only for Bargani to make his season debut Saturday against the winless Sixers but also for Calderon to join..." November 20

  • Bargnani may play Saturday vs. Sixers "New York Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani participated fully in practice on Monday and may make his season debut on Saturday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Bargnani, who has been sidelined since the Knicks’ second preseason game with a hamstring injury, is schedule to scrimmage later this week...." November 18

  • Andrea Bargnani’s season debut nearly here

    New York Post "The long wait for Andrea Bargnani’s return is close to ending. Bargnani practiced fully for the first time since straining his hamstring in the Knicks preseason opener, and coach Derek Fisher said Bargnani could make his season debut Saturday against the winless Sixers at the..." November 17

  • Knicks’ worries over Bargnani amplify as he goes for MRI

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani said he’s not sure when he will return from a right hamstring strain and admitted he’s frustrated by the injury. When two reporters from Italy interviewed him after he spoke to the New York media for the first time since being shut down Oct. 9, he said in Italian he underwent an..." October 23

  • Knicks’ big plans for Andrea Bargnani already gone awry

    New York Post "There was hope Andrea Bargnani would become a big cog in the Knicks’ triangle offense. There was hope Derek Fisher’s defensive-minded approach would rub off when training camp commenced in West Point. There was hope J.R. Smith would find his Sixth-Man-of-the-Year shooting touch and Tim Hardaway..." October 22

  • Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani say they are healthy and ready for triangle offense

    New York Daily News "Better check those expiration dates. Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani will combine for $35.4 million in expiring contracts after the upcoming season for Phil Jackson and the Knicks to have some workable cap space next summer. But both veteran big men claimed to be in good health on Monday,..." September 30

  • Trade bust Bargnani a big reason for Knicks’ awful season

    New York Post "It could end mercifully and shamefully Friday in Toronto. And you could point to the Knicks’ crash beginning with Toronto, too. As the Knicks (33-45) face the Raptors (46-32) at Air Canada Centre in what could be the night that coach Mike Woodson’s team officially is eliminated from the..." April 12

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Andrea Bargnani says he still has soreness in his elbow and has no timetable for his return. No guarantees that he'll be back this year.

  • Knicks’ Bargnani becoming afterthought without a return timeline

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani, in breaking his silence, showed off his new black elbow brace, admitted his injury was “terrible’’ and said a timetable for his return from rehab is tricky because the ligament is completely torn. But even when Bargnani does return, it appears Knicks coach Mike Woodson has..." January 31

  • Andrea Bargnani out indefinitely with torn elbow ligament "The Knicks announced Thursday that an MRI revealed forward Andrea Bargnani suffered a torn ligament in his left elbow Wednesday night. He's out indefinitely. The injury comes as just another in a long series of disasters for the Knicks, who fell to 15-27 Wednesday night in a loss to the 76ers...." January 25

  • Bargnani coming off the bench? "Mike Woodson did not rule out the possibility that Andrea Bargnani, who has been in a bit of an offensive funk recently, could be removed from the starting lineup. Putting Bargnani on the bench would allow Carmelo Anthony to play power forward. “That’s a possibility,” Woodson said before..." January 18

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Per @Al_Iannazzone, Woodson is planning to use the lineup featuring Chandler, Anthony & Bargnani on the front line tonight vs. Orlando.

  • Sweet-shooting Bargnani’s hoops IQ leaves Knicks, fans wanting

    New York Post "Welcome to New York, Andrea! The Knicks won, but Bargnani lost Wednesday in Milwaukee. His reputation as a robotic player with a low basketball IQ has now come south across the Canadian border courtesy of the last two games. Bargnani is not the reason the Knicks are 8-17. J.R. Smith, Raymond..." December 20

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Woodson said Tyson Chandler will play and start tonight . Bargnani comes off the bench.

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    Frank Isola @FisolaNYDN

    Beno Udrih starting with Raymond Felton out. J.R. Smith back to sixth man with Iman Shumpert, Carmelo, Kenyon & Andrea Bargnani starting.

  • Andrea Bargnani’s defense impresses Mike Woodson

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani produced 25 points Friday night, his finest performance by far in his short Knicks career, in a 101-91 win over the Bobcats in Charlotte, N.C., but coach Mike Woodson was more impressed by the 7-footer’s effort on the defensive end, in his first start at center. “Offensively, he..." November 10

  • Jason Collins won’t be Chandler’s replacement

    New York Post "Jason Collins isn’t being added to the Knicks roster. And perhaps nobody is. Coach Mike Woodson had said he would sit down with president and general manager Steve Mills and assistant GM Allan Houston on Thursday to discuss a list of available free-agent big men, but sources indicated the..." November 08

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Woodson says he expects Bargnani to play 'big minutes' with Chandler out. He also expects Beno Udrih to enter the rotation. #Knicks

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    Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria

    #Knicks will start the big lineup with Bargnani tomorrow. Amar'e sits, Kenyon off the bench, Woodson says.

  • New Knick Andrea Bargnani hears some booing after slow start in opener

    Newsday "It was supposed to be a new beginning for Andrea Bargnani. Traded from Toronto to the Knicks in July, Bargnani has a new uniform, new teammates and a new group of hometown fans. Unfortunately for the 7-foot Italian, he also had the same old shooting problems that had plagued him last year in..." October 31

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  • Andrea Bargnani struggling with transition to Knicks

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony repeated several times Saturday that Andrea Bargnani’s transformation as a defensive-minded Knick won’t “happen overnight.’’ However, Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he won’t wait a long time for the 7-foot Italian to make it as full-time starting power forward. If he has to..." October 27

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Bargnani will play tonight in toronto.

  • Knicks’ Bargnani sidelined with back stiffness

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani suffered his first injury as a Knick on the eve of their second preseason game in Toronto. During the Knicks open practice at Columbia University Sunday Bargnani had to shut it down with back stiffness after early conditioning drills. He didn’t do the 3-on-3 fullcourt drills or..." October 21

  • Bargnani must get used to doing less

    Posting And Toasting "The pump fakes aren't always necessary. We've talked all summer about how Andrea Bargnani could benefit from a new role. Less offensive responsibility means less pressure and cleaner looks which typically means going-in-er shots. What became apparent after the first exhibition game is that the..." October 12

  • Bargnani endures boos in Toronto return

    New York Post "It could have been worse. A half-empty Air Canada Centre was the sight for Andrea Bargnani’s homecoming. The preseason crowd booed Bargnani whenever he had the ball but he certainly didn’t “need earplugs” as Raptors coach Dwane Casey had suggested. In fact the fans soon got bored with the boos..." October 12

  • Knicks thrilled Raptors gave up on Bargnani

    New York Post "Blame Canada. Knicks coach Mike Woodson is still struck with wonder over his Italian/Canadian import Andrea Bargnani calling the Rome native a “triple threat’’ and installing him as the Knicks’ new starting power forward alongside Carmelo Anthony. Bargnani’s name is mud in these parts and..." October 11

  • Knicks' tentative starting lineup to include Shumpert, Bargnani "The New York Knicks have a lot of awkward fitting pieces on a team that was so successful at going small last season and playing a perimeter-oriented game that was difficult for many defenses to keep up against. This season the Knicks are looking to inject newcomer Andrea Bargnani and the..." October 07

  • Carmelo: Don’t worry, Bargnani, ‘all the pressure’s on me’

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony privately pined for a secondary scorer in the offseason. And so far after the first practice of training camp Anthony is talking like he has got one in the Knicks’ key offseason acquisition Andrea Bargnani. Anthony even said he would be willing to slide over from power forward..." October 02

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Andrea Bargnani says he's feeling 100% healthy following a bout with the flu & various injuries last year. Says he needs to get into shape.

  • Andrea Bargnani back practicing "Andrea Bargnani is back on the practice floor. The new Knicks forward had been away from basketball while battling pneumonia. But Bargnani was on the court Monday playing with his teammates in informal workouts at the Knicks' facility in Greenburgh N.Y. on Monday. "He looked good" Raymond..." September 24

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Felton at Under Armour event tonight says Bargnani looking good in workouts but still very winded from pneumonia aftermath.

  • What can Andrea Bargnani bring to the Knicks?

    Posting And Toasting "Fact: Andrea Bargnani hasn't shot above 35% from three-point range since 2009-2010. Another fact: He shot 29.6% and 30.9% from beyond the arc in each of the last two seasons. This would appear to be bad news. The Knicks gave up one of the game's best shooters in Steve Novak for a non-rebounding..." August 30

  • Andrea Bargnani should be ready for training camp

    Posting And Toasting "We heard recently that Andrea Bargnani would miss the entirety of the EuroBasket tournament because of pneumonia. While the first part remains true Bargnani's Italian coach told Marc Berman that doctors over there believe the respiratory infection was something other than pneumonia. He also said..." August 24

  • Italian coach: Bargnani sad to miss Euro tourney

    New York Post "Summer was going so swell for Andrea Bargnani getting a fresh start with his trade to the Knicks and reporting to Team Italy’s training camp late last month in terrific shape. But now a respiratory infection that felled him three weeks ago has officially knocked him out of next month’s European..." August 23

  • Report: Knicks' Andrea Bargnani will not play for Italy in EuroBasket "The support behind NBA players participating in international tournaments has always been a bit spotty. NBA owners and executives are usually a little wary of their employees playing in these tournaments because there is a risk of injury that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the..." August 20

  • Andrea Bargnani catches pneumonia, still not with Italian team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Recently acquired Knick Andrea Bargnani is expected to play with the Italian National team at EuroBasket next month except right now he is not with the team. We told you a few days ago a respiratory infection has caused him to miss several tune-up games and more than a week of practice. While..." August 14

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Woody is not sure if Bargnani will play with the Italian National Team. "We’ve got to be cautious of that and make sure we nurse him back."

    NBA Free Agency 2013: Official Signings Tracker

    PSD Staff Wednesday, July 10th is the first day that teams can officially sign players to the contracts that we have been reporting over the last two weeks. We are simply going to list them in here as they trickle in throughout the next couple of days. Nothing should be a surprise, just making things... July 11

  • Woodson: Bargnani will get 'back on his game' with Knicks

    New York Post "Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he believes Andrea Bargnani will turn over a new leaf in the Big Apple now that’s he gone from The Maple Leaf of Canada. The Toronto Raptors were desperate to get rid of Bargnani, who had fallen out of favor with Canadian fans after failing to live up to being the..." July 10

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Trade w/ @Knicks is done. #Raptors receive Camby, Novak, Richardson, 2016 1st round pick & 2nd round picks in'14 & '17 for Bargnani .

  • With Bargnani on way, Amar’e may be held to 20-minute limit

    New York Post "With 7-foot power forward Andrea Bargnani officially coming aboard July 10, the Knicks have had renewed discussions on a stricter minutes restriction next season for Amar’e Stoudemire, according to his agent, Happy Walters. The idea of a 20-minute nightly maximum with a prohibition on playing..." July 02

  • Knicks close in on deal with Raptors for Bargnani

    New York Post "In a prospective trade to de-emphasize Amar’e Stoudemire’s importance, the Knicks are attempting to finalize a deal today to bring aboard Raptors big man Andrea Bargnani, according to two sources. With free agency beginning at midnight last night, the Knicks’ biggest splash could be the..." July 01

  • Knicks Are Said to Be Favorites to Acquire Raptors’ Bargnani

    New York Times "With little flexibility to upgrade their roster in free agency, the Knicks are closing in on a deal to acquire Andrea Bargnani, the Toronto Raptors’ jump-shooting 7-footer, according to a person involved in the talks. The Knicks are offering a package built around Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and..." June 30

  • Bargnani on trading block for Raptors, Lakers and Bulls potential suitors

    Sports World Report "The Toronto Raptors made a big move this season while acquiring Rudy Gay from the Memphis Grizzlies and now that the team has hired new GM Masai Ujiri, they are ready for more, as Andrea Bargnani has been put on the trading block. According to CBS Sports and Pro Basketball Talk, Bargnani is the..." June 07