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Andrea Bargnani | Center/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Rome, Italy
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Andrea Bargnani scored a game-high 25 points during a 105-82 loss to the Pacers on Wednesday, adding four rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
He bounced back from scoring only three points on Tuesday. Bargnani has been somewhat consistent besides Tuesday, averaging 17.8 points, 5.0 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.0 blocks, 0.4 steals and 0.8 treys in 29.6 minutes per game over his last five. He's worth owning in standard leagues with the lack of talent around him, but his fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting lines like this one most nights. Mar 4 - 9:24 PM

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Andrea Bargnani played only 18 minutes during Tuesday's shellacking, finishing with three points on 1-of-4 shooting, three assists and zero rebounds, steals or blocks.

This awful game is compounded by the Knicks' two-game slate this week. The only good news is that New York plays five times in Week 20, which gives Bargnani some upside as the team's purported offensive centerpiece.
Mar 3 - 10:04 PM

Andrea Bargnani scored 19 points in a big win over the Raptors on Saturday with three rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

Take that, Masai Ujiri! Kidding aside, Bargnani seems to have his role as the primary scorer in the first unit. Although, there really isn't going to be much besides the scoring. He's worth a look in points leagues, but owners in standard leagues can probably shoot for a higher upside. Il Mago also disappears a lot because of injuries.
Feb 28 - 10:44 PM

Andrea Bargnani turned back the clock against the Pistons on Friday with 25 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

He is clearly the first option for the Knicks on offense right now. Bargnani had a 26.9 usage rate tonight, which is a shade above his season 25.3 usage rate. Il Mago started tonight and is almost certainly going to stick. He is a tremendous injury risk and this big line tonight is unlikely to happen again, but he's worth a look in standard leagues. It's hard to believe for a guy who was possibly going to be cut. Take that, Masai Ujiri.
Feb 28 - 12:36 AM

Andrea Bargnani and Cleanthony Early will start on Friday night against the Pistons.

Jason Smith will move that the bench. Bargnani had a 30.7 usage rate on Wednesday, so this isn't a big surprise. He has been the main weapon in the offense when he's on the floor, but he's still injured a lot and is not shooting the ball well this season. Since his return, Bargnani averaged 10.8 points, 4.8 boards and 1.0 blocks on 39.5 percent from the field. Add him at your own risk, but letting him be someone else's problem isn't a bad idea.
Feb 27 - 6:14 PM

Andrea Bargnani played 25 minutes and hit 5-of-13 shots for 17 points, six rebound and two blocks in another Knicks loss.

That's four straight games in double figures for Bargs, who also has five blocks over his last five games. He's no longer a threat from downtown, and is likely to get hurt any day now, but if you need a big man and want to take a flier on him, he might be able to stay relevant for a couple more weeks or so.
Feb 25 - 11:14 PM

Andrea Bargnani logged a season-high 28 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Cavs, putting up 11 points on 5-of-11 shooting with five rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover.

Bargnani has missed his standard one-half of the regular season, so perhaps he can stay healthy for the Knicks' remaining 27 games. There's not a lot of upside here as he basically just scores inefficiently, but if you're in an extremely deep league and you're desperate for a center... well, we still wouldn't recommend adding him.
Feb 22 - 6:40 PM

Andrea Bargnani scored 11 points against the Heat on Friday with six rebounds and one assist in 24 minutes.

Believe it or not, he hasn't been hurt for three games in a row. He is basically just putting up points on awful efficiency, so Il Mago doesn't really have any fantasy magic left. If you're in a 50-team league, give him a look.
Feb 21 - 1:37 AM

Phil Jackson said the Knicks may need Andrea Bargnani to score more.

Oh boy. Bargnani has been a disaster this season. He has a very high usage rate of 27.8 on the season, but he's only made 36.4 percent from the field and we all know about his "defense" recently. The Knicks are going to need all the help they can get, but fantasy owners can leave Bargnani on the wire due to his ineffective play and injury risk.
Feb 18 - 3:25 PM

Andrea Bargnani scored five points with four rebounds and one block in 17 minutes against the Magic on Wednesday.

He's not very good right now. In fact, his usage rate of 36.5 tonight was greater than his effective field goal percentage in this loss. Andrea Bargnani having a fun name to say is probably the best part of his fantasy value.
Feb 11 - 10:08 PM

Andrea Bargnani (calf) returned to action on Monday and scored four points with one block and two rebounds in 14 minutes.

Progress! All kidding aside he has no fantasy value until he shows he can stay on the basketball court, let alone produce.
Feb 10 - 2:30 AM

Andrea Bargnani (calf) is available to play against the Heat on Monday.

Break the glass, bring out the party poppers and everyone head to the roof for the party. Bargnani has played in exactly two games this season, his last one coming on January 2, and it's unclear what role he can be expected to play for the Knicks. You can do better.
Feb 9 - 9:44 AM

Andrea Bargnani (calf) is reportedly still weeks away from a return to action, and coach Derek Fisher said that he is still limited at practice.

It's not out of the question that we might not see him in action again this season, and it wouldn't be surprising to see the Knicks cut ties with him as well. Bargnani isn't an option in any fantasy league at this point, and leaving him on the waiver wire is one of the easiest decisions you can make.
Jan 31 - 1:35 PM

Andrea Bargnani (calf) will not play against Charlotte on Saturday.

It's possible that we may not see him on the floor again this season, as the Italian simply can't get over his calf issue. If you combine his injury with his already dwindling ability to play basketball, it's safe to ignore him in all leagues.
Jan 24 - 12:02 PM

Andrea Bargnani (calf) will not play on Monday vs. the Pelicans as expected.

He is easily one of the biggest disappointments in the NBA and there is no telling when he will be back on the court. Leaving Bargnani on the waiver wire is one of the easiest decisions you can possibly make.
Jan 18 - 11:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
SG1Langston Galloway
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Alexey Shved
SF1Lance Thomas
2Cleanthony Early
3Carmelo Anthony
PF1Travis Wear
2Quincy Acy
3Andrea Bargnani
C1Jason Smith
2Louis Amundson
3Cole Aldrich