Andrea Bargnani PF/C NY 1 month ago

Bargnani, who is an unrestricted free agent this summer, said he plans to remain in the NBA and would like to stay with the Knicks, Sportando reports. "I am happy with the Knicks," Bargnani said. "I love the city and the organization. There is an important project here."

Bargnani's career has been derailed by injuries over the past several seasons, and he has not played more than 42 games since 2010-11. Due to various injuries, the former No. 1 overall pick only saw time in 29 games this season but showed that he can still be a productive player, averaging 14.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 45.4 percent from the floor. Given his history of inconsistency, Bargnani is not likely to receive a major offer in free agency, but that doesn't mean he won't generate considerable interest. The Knicks are yet to indicate whether or not they'll entertain the possibility of bringing Bargnani back on a new contract.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C NY 1 month ago

Bargnani played just 29 games (22 starts) due to various injuries during the 2014-15 NBA season, when he averaged 14.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 27.1 minutes per game for the Knicks.

Bargnani made his season debut on New Year's Eve, but quickly followed a hamstring injury with a calf problem that sidelined him until mid-February. Later on, Bargnani missed the Knicks' final four games due to illness and also reported to playing with a torn ligament in his left thumb during the season. While the much-maligned former No. 1 pick hasn't played more than 42 games since the 2010-11 campaign, this year his efficiency improved thanks to attempting far fewer three-point shots. To that point, Bargnani shot just 1.4 triples per game, a dramatic decrease from his 3.5 career average. In doing so, a more selective Bargnani shot 45.4 percent from the field and finished second on the Knicks in scoring average. However, with his hefty contract now expired, it's unclear where Bargnani's future lies next season. Whenever he lands, staying healthy will be a key ingredient toward providing help to fantasy owners.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C NY 2 months ago

Bargnani (illness) will not play in Wednesday's season finale against Detroit, ESPN.com's Ian Begley reports.

Bargnani will finish the season with four consecutive missed games. Jason Smith, Lou Amundson, and Cole Aldrich all figure to absorb Bargnani's minutes.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C NY 2 months ago

Bargnani (illness) will not play Friday against the Bucks.

Bargnani has been playing through a torn ligament in his thumb of late, but it's an illness that will keep him sidelined Friday. Consider him questionable for Saturday's game, while Cole Aldrich moves into the starting lineup Friday.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C NY 2 months ago

Bargnani has been playing through a torn ligament in his left thumb, and he'll continue to do so through the end of the season, the New York Daily News reports.

Bargnani apparently suffered the injury last week, and he plans to don a protective splint on his finger for the final five games of the season. While the games are ultimately meaningless for the Knicks, Bargnani will use the final week-and-a-half as an audition, of sorts, hoping to prove he's a dedicated, productive player before he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C NY 2 months ago

Bargnani struggled from the field Friday against the Wizards, posting just two points (1-9 FG) and one rebound in 18 minutes of action.

Bargnani had been fairly consistent over recent play, and his performance Friday was arguably one of his worst over the past month. He's hopeful to bounce back over the next few days, so don't rush to drop him based on this. Still, he doesn't contribute much in defensive categories, which means owners shouldn't be expecting too much from him other than scoring, a couple of rebounds, and strong free-throw percentages.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C NY 2 months ago

Bargnani scored 22 points (9-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with five rebounds and one block in 27 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Nets.

Bargnani is scoring at a pretty consistent rate of late. He is also adding a three and block per game over his last five games meaning he should be owned in nearly all leagues.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C NY 2 months ago

Bargnani posted 25 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 39 minutes of action Friday against the Celtics.

Bargnani is averaging 16.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.4 blocks over the last five games. Putting his horrendous injury-plagued fantasy history aside, Bargnani has been -- dare we say it -- extremely consistent this past month. He's averaging 15.7 points and 3.6 rebounds on 46 percent shooting from the field and 82 percent shooting from the line in March. Furthermore, he's had just two games where he failed to hit double-digits in scoring. He has his share of deficiencies in other categories, but the fact remains -- he's worth owning in standard leagues while he's healthy.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C NY 2 months ago

Bargnani posted 17 points, six rebounds, two assists, and one block in 27 minutes of action Friday against the Sixers.

Bargnani has been extremely consistent in the month of March, averaging 16.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists. He's failed to hit double-digits in scoring just once, and he's surprisingly shooting a solid 48 percent from the field and 78 percent from the line. That being said, he has deficiencies on the defense end, but he's still worth owning in standard leagues.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C NY 3 months ago

Bargnani recorded his second double-double this season, compiling 16 points (7-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three blocks, and two assists in 31 minutes.

Since joining the starting lineup, Bargnani is averaging 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.9 blocks, and 0.5 three-pointers in 31.0 minutes per game. His fantasy value has been salvaged by his scoring propensity, but the rest of the numbers, especially rebounds, have been mediocre at best. He's a soft hold until the shooting percentages regress to his career norms.