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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 will be out indefinitely after straining his calf muscle during Friday's workout.
Bargnani has been pretty awful for the past couple years, and he just can't seem to stay healthy. Until he can actually suit up for a game, Bargnani belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues. Nov 23 - 2:07 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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Andrea Bargnani (strained calf, hamstring) injured himself during Friday's practice and he will not play vs. the 76ers on Saturday.

An MRI revealed the calf strain and he's still recovering from his hamstring strain, and coach Derek Fisher admitted that Bargnani "isn't at a place where you can just put him out there and not be fully concerned." Bargnani has been lousy for the past few seasons, and the Knicks have enough frontcourt depth that he's not worth a speculative pickup.
Nov 22 - 9:57 AM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) hasn't done "a lot" of contact in practice, according to coach Derek Fisher.

The Knicks backpedaling a bit on Bargnani suggests he might not play against the 76ers on Saturday after all. The Knicks have some major issues in their front court and teams have been destroying them, ranking last in the Eastern Conference for defensive efficiency. Obviously, Bargnani is not going to fix that. Owners in standard leagues will need to see multiple impressive games before making a move to grab him
Nov 21 - 4:36 PM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) was a limited participant during Friday's practice, but is still expected to make his regular-season debut Saturday vs. the 76ers.

Bargnani does have a favorable matchup vs. the Sixers, but he's likely going to be eased into the rotation upon his return, limiting his value to deep leagues. His next injury is just right around the corner, so owners shouldn't be too excited to add the former No. 1 overall pick. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach.
Nov 21 - 1:25 PM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is expected to be available when the Knicks play the 76ers on Saturday.

Bargnani has finally been able to practice without any setbacks and it looks like his season debut will come against the Sixers on Saturday. He'll likely be worked into the Knicks' rotation in a limited role, however, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues for the time being.
Nov 20 - 11:10 AM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) isn't expected to debut before Saturday after returning to practice on Monday.

Bargnani finally made it through a practice and did everything, but there's still nothing set in stone. When he does return, he'll be worked in slowly in a role that offers nothing in the short or long haul. The good news is that Bargnani felt no pain at all on Monday.
Nov 17 - 12:59 PM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game, but coach Derek Fisher is hopeful that both Bargnani and Jose Calderon (calf) can resume practicing this week.

Owners in standard leagues have the luxury of waiting with this news, as Bargnani will have to prove that he can still perform at a high level, which we haven't seen in a long time. He could return in late November, making him someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues for owners who enjoy a little risk. Calderon, on the other hand, needs to be owned in almost all leagues.
Nov 16 - 12:06 PM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) has not yet been cleared for contact, and was limited during Thursday's practice.

Bargnani remains without an official timetable for his return, but with a lengthy history of being sidelined, and minimal contributions to the stat sheet, he's not going to be someone worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 13 - 3:21 PM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is "progressing well" but he still doesn't have a return date.

Bargnani has been limited in practices and what little value he might have is dwindling by the day. His 3-point shooting has deteriorated over the years and he rebounds at a historically poor rate for a 7-footer, so when you throw in his lengthy injury history there's no incentive to own him in fantasy leagues.
Nov 12 - 6:03 PM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) has been declared out for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

Bargnani had been targeting Wednesday as a return date, but was unable to practice on Tuesday and will now look towards Friday's game against the Jazz. Fantasy owners in all but the deepest of leagues can feel free to leave Bargnani on waivers.
Nov 11 - 2:01 PM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is unlikely to practice on Tuesday.

There was some hope he'd be back to practice, but it seems unlikely. We don't even know if Bargnani will even be in the rotation because coach Derek Fisher preaches defense. Bargnani can be left on the wire just about everywhere.
Nov 10 - 6:00 PM

Derek Fisher said it's a possibility that Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon could return to practice on Tuesday.

That statement falls in line with Bargnani making a potential return to the court for the Knicks' game vs. Orlando on Nov. 12. Both Bargnani and Calderon have yet to make their regular-season debuts, but we'll have a better understanding of their potential return dates after Tuesday's practice. Stay tuned.
Nov 7 - 12:04 PM

Andrea Bargnani (right hamstring) will not return before the Knicks' game on Nov. 12, according to coach Derek Fisher.

Bargnani is "progressing" but won't have much practice time, which may delay his return to the court. "I don’t think it’s fair to put a player out there who hasn’t really had an opportunity to practice and see how his body responds to the physical demands of playing the game," Fisher said. Quincy Acy and Amare Stoudemire have been sharing minutes at the PF position, with Jason Smith backing up Samuel Dalembert at center, and it's unclear where Bargnani will fit into the rotation. In light of his uncertain role and injury history, he belongs on the waiver wire.
Source: ESPN NY
Nov 2 - 8:43 PM

Derek Fisher said that Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is "progressing," but he's expecting him to remain sidelined for the next five games.

Fisher would like to have Bargnani go through a full practice before he returns to game action, but there will be no practices this upcoming week. That means that Bargnani would likely be able to return November 10 at the earliest. However, he'll likely be eased back into the rotation, and until he can show he's capable of offering statistically relevant lines, he doesn't belong on a roster in any league.
Nov 2 - 6:17 PM

Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) has been ruled out for the first three games of the season.

And so it begins. Bargnani is seemingly perpetually injured, and it wouldn't be shocking to seem him out even longer than the original three game prognosis. Bargnani doesn't belong on a fantasy team in almost any league.
Oct 26 - 12:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Jason Smith
2Amare Stoudemire
3Quincy Acy
4Andrea Bargnani
5Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Cole Aldrich