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Knicks president Phil Jackson said he expects Andrea Bargnani to "do well" in the triangle offense this season.

Jackson has been trying to unload Bargnani's expiring contract this summer, to no avail, and he may be resigned to keeping him. "He's overlooked," Jackson said. "We have a couple of guards he likes to play with, Jose [Calderon] and Pablo [Prigioni], and I think he's going to be a surprise and a pleasant one for our fans." Bargnani missed 40 games last season and was barely worth owning in fantasy leagues while healthy, making him a gamble in the late rounds.

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Andrea Bargnani (elbow) has reportedly informed Knicks management that he will be opting in to his contract for next season at $11.5 million.

No surprise here as Bargnani's next contract will be nowhere near that amount of money. Bargnani was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 draft; however, his best days are clearly behind him. Bargnani has missed an average of 38.5 games over the past four seasons, and averaged just 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds on 44.2 percent shooting this past season. Those numbers aren't very great for a guy who is the team's fourth highest paid player.

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Andrea Bargnani (elbow) isn't able to take contact, though he has been staying in shape by running.

A report earlier in March suggested that Bargnani might miss the rest of the season, a fate which becomes more likely with each passing day. With New York thriving thanks to small lineups, there's even less incentive for Bargnani to get back onto the court.

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Andrea Bargnani sad he still has soreness in his elbow and he could miss the rest of the season.

One of the team-friendly reports coming out from the New York Post was that Bargnani could return two weeks after the All Star break, but that was probably smoke to make the Knicks appear less desperate for a power forward. There is no official timetable for his return and he's probably done for the year at this rate.

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Andrea Bargnani (elbow) "could be back two weeks after the [All-Star] break," according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

This sounds like educated speculation rather than an official update on Bargnani's status, but a beat writer's estimate is better than nothing. How Bargs will fit back into the lineup once he's healthy is another question, as the Knicks have found some success by reverting to small lineups with Carmelo Anthony at PF.

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Andrea Bargnani (elbow) called his injury "terrible" and said he has "no idea" when he'll be able to return.

A ligament in Bargnani's right (shooting) elbow is completely torn. A doctor that has not examined Bargnani estimates a 3-6 week timetable, but we know this player is not the fastest healer. Furthermore, coach Mike Woodson said he plans on sticking with his small lineup for the foreseeable future. Bargnani is safe to drop in most formats.

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Andrea Bargnani (torn elbow ligament) will not require surgery, but he remains out indefinitely.

He hurt his right elbow twice last season but his current injury involves his left elbow, and there's no reason to own him in typical fantasy leagues. His absence ensures that Carmelo Anthony will get heavy minutes at PF for the short-handed Knicks, though the eventual return of Amare Stoudemire (ankle) and Kenyon Martin (ankle) may change the equation.

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Andrea Bargnani is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left elbow.

Bargnani complained about having a "sore arm" after Wednesday's game, and it turns out that he had torn a ligament late in the third quarter. It's yet another terrible blow for the Knicks, who are already without Kenyon Martin and Amare Stoudemire due to ankle injuries. Carmelo Anthony will likely slide to PF with Pablo Prigioni shifting into the starting lineup until some big men filter back into the lineup, and backup center Jeremy Tyler should also see more action.

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Andrea Bargnani will reportedly have an MRI on his left wrist.

The test results will determine his availability for Friday's game and Bargnani's fantasy owners should stay tuned -- if he is sidelined for any length of time, the short-handed Knicks may have to deploy Jeremy Evans more often while leaning heavily on smaller lineups.

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Andrea Bargnani had 20 points, four rebounds, four blocks and a 3-pointer on 7-of-12 shooting in Wednesday's loss.

He was benched down the stretch so Carmelo Anthony could play defense at the power forward spot, but it didn't matter. Bargs is a model of inconsistency, scoring 20, 5, 13, 6 and 8 points in each of his last five games, but if you need a big man who is guaranteed minutes, he is still as serviceable fantasy option.