Andrea Bargnani PF/C BKN 2 days ago

Bargnani's ankle injury is not serious, and he will play with the Italian national team at Eurobasket, Sportando reports.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C BKN 3 days ago

Bargnani left Saturday's international game against Georgia with an ankle injury and did not return, Sportando reports. He will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C BKN 2 months ago

Bargnani signed a one-year contract with the Nets for the veteran's minimum with a player option for a second year, Tim Bontemps of the New York Post reports.

Brooklyn has already solidified its starting big men by re-signing Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, so Bargnani is likely to work off the bench when the team is fully healthy. The 29-year-old has been solid in recent years, but remains injury prone and unlikely to handle a full season's slate of games. Combining that with a bench role severely limits his upside, but he should still be valuable for a shallow Nets team. He had previously been negotiating with the Kings, but must have liked the fit more in Brooklyn.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C BKN 2 months ago

Bargnani is in advanced contract negotiations with the Kings, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

Bargnani played in only 29 games last season, but still proved to be a valuable member of the Knicks as he averaged 14.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 45.4 percent from the floor. He has not played in more than 42 games in a season since 2010-11 due to various injuries.

Andrea Bargnani PF/C BKN 4 months 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 BKN 4 months 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 BKN 5 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 BKN 5 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 BKN 5 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 BKN 5 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.