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Andrea Bargnani | Center/Forward

Team: Brooklyn Nets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: Rome, Italy
Contract: view contract details

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Andrea Bargnani wants to be an "important player" for the Nets over the next several seasons.
Apparently, Bargnani is thinking long beyond his two-year deal. Bargnani said that GM Billy King's vision for Bargnani's role—specifically stretching the floor—was appealing in his desire to come to Brooklyn. Bargnani did shoot 36.6 percent from deep last season, but hadn't shot above 31 percent since the 2010-11 season prior to that. Jul 20 - 9:00 AM

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The Nets officially signed Andrea Bargnani on Friday.

The Kings were very close to finalizing a contract with the Italian forward, but the Nets swooped in and secured his signature on a two-year deal at the veteran's minimum. Bargnani will be a decent option off the bench for Brooklyn, but his role won't be large enough to warrant attention in fantasy leagues as long as Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez are healthy.
Jul 17 - 12:08 PM

Free agent Andrea Bargnani signed a two-year deal at the veteran's minimum with the Nets.

The second year is a player option. Multiple sources reported that Bargnani and the Kings were "finalizing" a contract earlier in the day, and there's no word whether GM Billy King, Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young barricaded themselves inside Bargnani's home. The veteran PF gives Brooklyn some of the perimeter punch they lost when Mirza Teletovic signed with Phoenix, but it's a poor landing spot for his fantasy value. With Thaddeus Young starting and Thomas Robinson on the roster, Bargnani may need to masquerade as a backup center to get more than 15-20 minutes per game.
Jul 12 - 6:38 PM

The Kings and Andrea Bargnani are finalizing a contract, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Bargnani didn't draw much interest in free agency and he contemplated a return to Europe, but the Kings were able to lock him up. Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed. Sacramento had a need for an experienced stretch-PF and Bargnani may even start while Willie Cauley-Stein develops -- he's capable of late-round value when healthy, but he hasn't been healthy often in recent years.
Jul 12 - 3:46 PM

The Kings are in advanced discussions with Andrea Bargnani and are closing in on signing him.

As maligned as Bargnani was last season, he could be a decent stretch four on the Kings. They have yet to really add a floor-spacing forward to help give DeMarcus Cousins more room to operate. Regardless, Bargnani won't be worth drafting in fantasy leagues.
Jul 11 - 9:31 PM

Free agent Andrea Bargnani said that he won't rule out a return to Europe next season.

Bargnani said that he has several options in free agency, but it's unclear how many NBA teams are interested in him. He was surprisingly good for the Knicks down the stretch last season with averages of 14.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29 games, but he was one of the few options on offense for New York. We will let you know where II Mago ends up, but he likely won't be a factor in fantasy leagues next season.
Jul 11 - 9:18 AM

In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Andrea Bargnani said that he loves the Knicks and is hopeful that he will return to New York next season.

"I am happy with the Knicks. I love the city and the organization. There is an important project here" Bargnani said. "I will consider all the offers I receive from July. I want to remain in the NBA. And I will. I am at the peak of my basketball career and I want to win in the NBA." Bargnani was surprisingly decent down the stretch for the Knicks and averaged 14.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29 appearances. New York obviously has big plans in free agency and the draft, so it will be interesting to see if they prioritize bringing Il Mago back.
Source: Sportando
Apr 29 - 11:02 AM

Andrea Bargnani will not play on Wednesday against the Pistons.

If the Knicks somehow win this game, their fans are going to be quite displeased. Assuming no other players will rest, Jason Smith, Cole Aldrich and Quincy Acy benefit.
Apr 15 - 6:26 PM

Andrea Bargnani is not with the Knicks for Monday's game against the Hawks.

It's safe to say he's out for the season. Cole Aldrich, Jason Smith and Quincy Acy benefit.
Apr 13 - 6:06 PM

Andrea Bargnani will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

He's not on the bench for the Knicks. The team didn't update him at all, so that's usually a sign of a team just keeping him out for the foreseeable future. Cole Aldrich and Quincy Acy will start up front.
Apr 11 - 7:12 PM

Andrea Bargnani (illness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

Bargnani was finally playing well, but he'll have to bust out the suit collection for tonight's game. It'll be Quincy Acy in the starting unit for Bargnani, but he doesn't make for a very great play in most leagues. Langston Galloway and Tim Hardaway Jr. will see some increased opportunity on offense.

Andrea Bargnani is playing with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

The Knicks haven't announced any injury and Derek Fisher wouldn't comment. Bargnani reportedly suffered the injury to his non-shooting hand last week and he'll wear a splint to protect it from aggravation. It hasn't slowed him down so far, and he scored 25 points on 8-of-15 during Sunday's victory, so fantasy owners should feel comfortable deploying him as usual. We'll let you know if he's in danger of missing any games.
Apr 8 - 6:03 PM

The Knicks are reportedly interested in bringing back Andrea Bargnani next season.

The question becomes whether Bargnani will accept an offer that will likely be close to the veteran minimum, but Knicks head coach Derek Fisher has been impressed with Il Mago. "He’s an extremely talented player and the injuries limited him reaching his ceiling,’’ Fisher said. "Whatever the future holds, the way he’s finishing the season is not only showing us, but other teams as well, he’s a very capable player at this point and trying to prove that to everyone, including us." Bargnani is averaging 17.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.4 blocks, and 1.2 three-pointers over his last game and is surprisingly a must-start player in all fantasy leagues at this point in the season.
Apr 7 - 9:32 AM

Andrea Bargnani scored 25 points to help New York snap their nine-game losing streak on Sunday, sinking 8-of-15 field goals and 7-of-8 free throws with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, four assists and four blocks.

We've given Bargnani plenty of grief over the years and it's only fair to point out his steady play since the All-Star break -- in 23 games he's averaging 15.9 points on 45.7 percent shooting, 0.5 threes, 4.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.9 blocks. That may be enough to earn him a payday in free agency this summer, but fantasy owners should still be extremely leery of the injury-prone big man on draft day.
Apr 5 - 10:19 PM

Andrea Bargnani hit just 1-of-9 shots for two points and one rebound in 18 minutes on Friday against the Wizards.

Bargnani isn't a safe play on any night no matter how much he has produced lately. He's a risk-reward play by definition.
Apr 3 - 11:49 PM

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