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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
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Andrea Bargnani's ankle is fine and he is expected to play for Italy at Eurobasket.
Bargnani was forced to leave Italy's game against Georgia in the first quarter and never returned, but this means that the MRI came back clean. Any time Bargnani goes down there is going to be some concern considering his extensive injury history, but it looks like the coast is clear. Aug 29 - 11:22 AM

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Andrea Bargnani injured his ankle in a game against Georgia and will have an MRI on Saturday.

He left the game in the first quarter and wasn't able to return, but it's not clear how serious the injury is. Bargnani is an injury prone as they come, so hopefully it's nothing too serious. He figures to be a key part of the second unit for the Nets this season, but fantasy owners will want to steer clear of him for obvious reasons. We will update his status as soon as we hear the results of the MRI.
Source: Sportando
Aug 29 - 9:23 AM

Andrea Bargnani said that his primary focus right now is with the Italian National Team, and while he does have a response to Phil Jackson's comments, now is not the right time to issue such a statement.

Jackson ripped Bargnani in a recent interview, calling him a "big tease" and a "malinger," so it'll be interesting to see how Bargnani responds once he feels it's appropriate. He'll help backup the center position in Brooklyn this upcoming season, but given his tendency to find himself on the sidelines, he won't be worth drafting in most leagues.
Source: Nets Daily
Aug 26 - 12:42 PM

Knicks president Phil Jackson said Andrea Bargnani is "a big tease."

"When he was injured he refused to do simple non-contact activities like dummy our offense in practice," Jackson said. "He seemed to be a malingerer and this had a bad effect on the team, and also on the way the Knicks fans reacted to him. When he was on the court, he had a hard time staying intense, didn't hustle back in offense-to-defense transition, wasn't active enough in defending screen-rolls." Andrea "The Big Tease" Bargnani will likely get some backup center minutes with the Nets this season.
Source: ESPN NY
Aug 10 - 5:11 PM

Andrea Bargnani said he would have played this season for free.

He had an interview with an Italian newspaper and had some interesting translated comments. "I would have done it for free because the money at this time does not matter," Bargnani said. Ouch, Knicks fans. Bargnani said he's hoping for decent playing time with the Nets and wants to exceed his goals this season. He won't be worth drafting in most fantasy leagues.
Source: Nets Daily
Aug 3 - 7:31 PM

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

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

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3Quincy Miller
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PF1Thaddeus Young
2Thomas Robinson
3Chris McCullough
4Willie Reed
C1Brook Lopez
2Andrea Bargnani