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Andrea Bargnani | Center/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Rome, Italy
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Knicks president Phil Jackson said he expects Andrea Bargnani to "do well" in the triangle offense this season.
Jackson has been trying to unload Bargnani's expiring contract this summer, to no avail, and he may be resigned to keeping him. "He's overlooked," Jackson said. "We have a couple of guards he likes to play with, Jose [Calderon] and Pablo [Prigioni], and I think he's going to be a surprise and a pleasant one for our fans." Bargnani missed 40 games last season and was barely worth owning in fantasy leagues while healthy, making him a gamble in the late rounds. Jul 15 - 2:16 PM

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Andrea Bargnani (elbow) has reportedly informed Knicks management that he will opt in to his contract for next season at $11.5 million.

No surprise here as Bargnani's next contract will be nowhere near that amount of money. Bargnani was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 draft but his best days are clearly behind him. Bargnani has missed an average of 38.5 games over the past four seasons, and averaged just 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds on 44.2 percent shooting this past season. Those numbers aren't great for a guy who is the team’s fourth-highest-paid player.
Jun 22 - 1:07 PM

Andrea Bargnani (elbow) isn't able to take contact, though he has been staying in shape by running.

A report earlier in March suggested that Bargnani might miss the rest of the season, a fate which becomes more likely with each passing day. With New York thriving thanks to small lineups, there's even less incentive for Bargnani to get back onto the court.
Source: The Record
Mar 22 - 10:01 AM

Andrea Bargnani said he still has soreness in his elbow and he could miss the rest of the season.

One of the team-friendly reports coming out from the New York Post was that Bargnani could return two weeks after the All Star break, but that was probably smoke to make the Knicks appear less desperate for a power forward. There is no official timetable for his return and he's probably done for the year at this rate.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 10 - 11:26 PM

Andrea Bargnani (elbow) "could be back two weeks after the [All-Star] break," according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

This sounds like educated speculation rather than an official update on Bargnani's status, but a beat writer's estimate is better than nothing. How Bargs will fit back into the lineup once he's healthy is another question, as the Knicks have found some success by reverting to small lineups with Carmelo Anthony at PF.
Feb 14 - 12:02 PM

Andrea Bargnani (elbow) called his injury "terrible" and said he has "no idea" when he'll be able to return.

A ligament in Bargnani's right (shooting) elbow is completely torn. A doctor that has not examined Bargnani estimates a 3-6 week timetable, but we know this player is not the fastest healer. Furthermore, coach Mike Woodson said he plans on sticking with his small lineup for the foreseeable future. Bargnani is safe to drop in most formats.
Jan 31 - 10:21 AM

Andrea Bargnani (torn elbow ligament) will not require surgery, but he remains out indefinitely.

He hurt his right elbow twice last season but his current injury involves his left elbow, and there's no reason to own him in typical fantasy leagues. His absence ensures that Carmelo Anthony will get heavy minutes at PF for the short-handed Knicks, though the eventual return of Amare Stoudemire (ankle) and Kenyon Martin (ankle) may change the equation.
Jan 25 - 9:56 AM

Andrea Bargnani is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left elbow.

Bargnani complained about having a "sore arm" after Wednesday's game, and it turns out that he had torn a ligament late in the third quarter. It's yet another terrible blow for the Knicks, who are already without Kenyon Martin and Amare Stoudemire due to ankle injuries. Carmelo Anthony will likely slide to PF with Pablo Prigioni shifting into the starting lineup until some big men filter back into the lineup, and backup center Jeremy Tyler should also see more action.

Andrea Bargnani will reportedly have an MRI on his left wrist.

The test results will determine his availability for Friday's game and Bargnani's fantasy owners should stay tuned -- if he is sidelined for any length of time, the short-handed Knicks may have to deploy Jeremy Evans more often while leaning heavily on smaller lineups.
Jan 23 - 4:52 PM

Andrea Bargnani had 20 points, four rebounds, four blocks and a 3-pointer on 7-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

He was benched down the stretch so Carmelo Anthony could play defense at the power forward spot, but it didn't matter. Bargs is a model of inconsistency, scoring 20, 5, 13, 6 and 8 points in each of his last five games, but if you need a big man who is guaranteed minutes, he is still a serviceable fantasy option. He did say after the game that his arm is sore, but details are sketchy. Watch for updates if you own him.
Jan 23 - 12:19 AM

Andrea Bargnani is back in the starting lineup against the Sixers on Wednesday.

Pablo Prigioni gets bumped back to the bench for this game. The Sixers don't really have a big lineup with Thaddeus Young at power forward, so Bargnani figures to be in the starting lineup more often than not.
Jan 22 - 5:55 PM

Andrea Bargnani scored five points in 19 minutes against the Nets on Monday with two boards and one assist.

He came off the bench today and that will be something Bargnani will have to get used to. The Knicks had him in the starting lineup on Friday against the big duo of Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, but he was bumped back to the bench against the smaller Brooklyn lineup. He's averaged just 8.4 points, 4.6 boards, 1.2 blocks and 0.2 triples over his last five, so the sample size is large enough to cut him for a hot free agent in most leagues.
Jan 20 - 9:06 PM

Mike Woodson said that moving Andrea Bargnani to the bench is a "possibility," as it would allow Carmelo Anthony to start at power forward.

"I know we were great last year with Melo at [power forward]," Woodson said. "You’ll probably see more four now that [Kenyon Martin and Amare Stoudemire] are out. Bargnani could possibly come off and back up Tyson [Chandler] at the center spot." In two games as a reserve this season, Bargs averaged just 9.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in 26 minutes of action.
Jan 18 - 9:44 AM

Andrea Bargnani played 36 minutes against the Clippers on Friday with 13 points, six boards, one block and three turnovers.

He started tonight for the Knicks, but coach Mike Woodson said he could bring Bargnani off the bench in some matchups. The big takeaway from tonight is his 36 minutes, so he's certainly made it clear he can put up fantasy value next to Tyson Chandler.
Jan 17 - 11:11 PM

Andrea Bargnani played 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with six points, seven boards and two blocks on 3-of-9 shooting.

The Knicks had their frontcourt depth take a serious hit tonight with Amare Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin both going down to ankle injuries. Those two big men aren't exactly indestructible and they could miss time with their injuries. That should open up some playing time for Bargnani, which makes him a possible speculative add for some formats.
Jan 16 - 9:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
SG1J.R. Smith
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Iman Shumpert
3Cleanthony Early
4Travis Outlaw
5Quincy Acy
PF1Andrea Bargnani
2Amare Stoudemire
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich