Andrea Bargnani RUMORS & NEWS

  • Trade bust Bargnani a big reason for Knicks’ awful season

    New York Post "It could end mercifully and shamefully Friday in Toronto. And you could point to the Knicks’ crash beginning with Toronto, too. As the Knicks (33-45) face the Raptors (46-32) at Air Canada Centre in what could be the night that coach Mike Woodson’s team officially is eliminated from the..." April 12

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Andrea Bargnani says he still has soreness in his elbow and has no timetable for his return. No guarantees that he'll be back this year.

  • Knicks’ Bargnani becoming afterthought without a return timeline

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani, in breaking his silence, showed off his new black elbow brace, admitted his injury was “terrible’’ and said a timetable for his return from rehab is tricky because the ligament is completely torn. But even when Bargnani does return, it appears Knicks coach Mike Woodson has..." January 31

  • Andrea Bargnani out indefinitely with torn elbow ligament

    CBSSports.com "The Knicks announced Thursday that an MRI revealed forward Andrea Bargnani suffered a torn ligament in his left elbow Wednesday night. He's out indefinitely. The injury comes as just another in a long series of disasters for the Knicks, who fell to 15-27 Wednesday night in a loss to the 76ers...." January 25

  • Bargnani coming off the bench?

    ESPN.com "Mike Woodson did not rule out the possibility that Andrea Bargnani, who has been in a bit of an offensive funk recently, could be removed from the starting lineup. Putting Bargnani on the bench would allow Carmelo Anthony to play power forward. “That’s a possibility,” Woodson said before..." January 18

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Per @Al_Iannazzone, Woodson is planning to use the lineup featuring Chandler, Anthony & Bargnani on the front line tonight vs. Orlando.

  • Sweet-shooting Bargnani’s hoops IQ leaves Knicks, fans wanting

    New York Post "Welcome to New York, Andrea! The Knicks won, but Bargnani lost Wednesday in Milwaukee. His reputation as a robotic player with a low basketball IQ has now come south across the Canadian border courtesy of the last two games. Bargnani is not the reason the Knicks are 8-17. J.R. Smith, Raymond..." December 20

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    Al Iannazzone @Al_Iannazzone

    Woodson said Tyson Chandler will play and start tonight . Bargnani comes off the bench.

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    Frank Isola @FisolaNYDN

    Beno Udrih starting with Raymond Felton out. J.R. Smith back to sixth man with Iman Shumpert, Carmelo, Kenyon & Andrea Bargnani starting.

  • Andrea Bargnani’s defense impresses Mike Woodson

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani produced 25 points Friday night, his finest performance by far in his short Knicks career, in a 101-91 win over the Bobcats in Charlotte, N.C., but coach Mike Woodson was more impressed by the 7-footer’s effort on the defensive end, in his first start at center. “Offensively, he..." November 10

  • Jason Collins won’t be Chandler’s replacement

    New York Post "Jason Collins isn’t being added to the Knicks roster. And perhaps nobody is. Coach Mike Woodson had said he would sit down with president and general manager Steve Mills and assistant GM Allan Houston on Thursday to discuss a list of available free-agent big men, but sources indicated the..." November 08

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Woodson says he expects Bargnani to play 'big minutes' with Chandler out. He also expects Beno Udrih to enter the rotation. #Knicks

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    Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria

    #Knicks will start the big lineup with Bargnani tomorrow. Amar'e sits, Kenyon off the bench, Woodson says.

  • New Knick Andrea Bargnani hears some booing after slow start in opener

    Newsday "It was supposed to be a new beginning for Andrea Bargnani. Traded from Toronto to the Knicks in July, Bargnani has a new uniform, new teammates and a new group of hometown fans. Unfortunately for the 7-foot Italian, he also had the same old shooting problems that had plagued him last year in..." October 31

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  • Andrea Bargnani struggling with transition to Knicks

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony repeated several times Saturday that Andrea Bargnani’s transformation as a defensive-minded Knick won’t “happen overnight.’’ However, Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he won’t wait a long time for the 7-foot Italian to make it as full-time starting power forward. If he has to..." October 27

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Bargnani will play tonight in toronto.

  • Knicks’ Bargnani sidelined with back stiffness

    New York Post "Andrea Bargnani suffered his first injury as a Knick on the eve of their second preseason game in Toronto. During the Knicks open practice at Columbia University Sunday Bargnani had to shut it down with back stiffness after early conditioning drills. He didn’t do the 3-on-3 fullcourt drills or..." October 21

  • Bargnani must get used to doing less

    Posting And Toasting "The pump fakes aren't always necessary. We've talked all summer about how Andrea Bargnani could benefit from a new role. Less offensive responsibility means less pressure and cleaner looks which typically means going-in-er shots. What became apparent after the first exhibition game is that the..." October 12

  • Bargnani endures boos in Toronto return

    New York Post "It could have been worse. A half-empty Air Canada Centre was the sight for Andrea Bargnani’s homecoming. The preseason crowd booed Bargnani whenever he had the ball but he certainly didn’t “need earplugs” as Raptors coach Dwane Casey had suggested. In fact the fans soon got bored with the boos..." October 12

  • Knicks thrilled Raptors gave up on Bargnani

    New York Post "Blame Canada. Knicks coach Mike Woodson is still struck with wonder over his Italian/Canadian import Andrea Bargnani calling the Rome native a “triple threat’’ and installing him as the Knicks’ new starting power forward alongside Carmelo Anthony. Bargnani’s name is mud in these parts and..." October 11

  • Knicks' tentative starting lineup to include Shumpert, Bargnani

    CBSSports.com "The New York Knicks have a lot of awkward fitting pieces on a team that was so successful at going small last season and playing a perimeter-oriented game that was difficult for many defenses to keep up against. This season the Knicks are looking to inject newcomer Andrea Bargnani and the..." October 07

  • Carmelo: Don’t worry, Bargnani, ‘all the pressure’s on me’

    New York Post "Carmelo Anthony privately pined for a secondary scorer in the offseason. And so far after the first practice of training camp Anthony is talking like he has got one in the Knicks’ key offseason acquisition Andrea Bargnani. Anthony even said he would be willing to slide over from power forward..." October 02

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Andrea Bargnani says he's feeling 100% healthy following a bout with the flu & various injuries last year. Says he needs to get into shape.

  • Andrea Bargnani back practicing

    ESPN.com "Andrea Bargnani is back on the practice floor. The new Knicks forward had been away from basketball while battling pneumonia. But Bargnani was on the court Monday playing with his teammates in informal workouts at the Knicks' facility in Greenburgh N.Y. on Monday. "He looked good" Raymond..." September 24

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    Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman

    Felton at Under Armour event tonight says Bargnani looking good in workouts but still very winded from pneumonia aftermath.

  • What can Andrea Bargnani bring to the Knicks?

    Posting And Toasting "Fact: Andrea Bargnani hasn't shot above 35% from three-point range since 2009-2010. Another fact: He shot 29.6% and 30.9% from beyond the arc in each of the last two seasons. This would appear to be bad news. The Knicks gave up one of the game's best shooters in Steve Novak for a non-rebounding..." August 30

  • Andrea Bargnani should be ready for training camp

    Posting And Toasting "We heard recently that Andrea Bargnani would miss the entirety of the EuroBasket tournament because of pneumonia. While the first part remains true Bargnani's Italian coach told Marc Berman that doctors over there believe the respiratory infection was something other than pneumonia. He also said..." August 24

  • Italian coach: Bargnani sad to miss Euro tourney

    New York Post "Summer was going so swell for Andrea Bargnani getting a fresh start with his trade to the Knicks and reporting to Team Italy’s training camp late last month in terrific shape. But now a respiratory infection that felled him three weeks ago has officially knocked him out of next month’s European..." August 23

  • Report: Knicks' Andrea Bargnani will not play for Italy in EuroBasket

    CBSSports.com "The support behind NBA players participating in international tournaments has always been a bit spotty. NBA owners and executives are usually a little wary of their employees playing in these tournaments because there is a risk of injury that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the..." August 20

  • Andrea Bargnani catches pneumonia, still not with Italian team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Recently acquired Knick Andrea Bargnani is expected to play with the Italian National team at EuroBasket next month except right now he is not with the team. We told you a few days ago a respiratory infection has caused him to miss several tune-up games and more than a week of practice. While..." August 14

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    Ian Begley @IanBegley

    Woody is not sure if Bargnani will play with the Italian National Team. "We’ve got to be cautious of that and make sure we nurse him back."

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    PSD Staff Wednesday, July 10th is the first day that teams can officially sign players to the contracts that we have been reporting over the last two weeks. We are simply going to list them in here as they trickle in throughout the next couple of days. Nothing should be a surprise, just making things... July 11

  • Woodson: Bargnani will get 'back on his game' with Knicks

    New York Post "Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he believes Andrea Bargnani will turn over a new leaf in the Big Apple now that’s he gone from The Maple Leaf of Canada. The Toronto Raptors were desperate to get rid of Bargnani, who had fallen out of favor with Canadian fans after failing to live up to being the..." July 10

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    RaptorsMR @RaptorsMR

    Trade w/ @Knicks is done. #Raptors receive Camby, Novak, Richardson, 2016 1st round pick & 2nd round picks in'14 & '17 for Bargnani .

  • With Bargnani on way, Amar’e may be held to 20-minute limit

    New York Post "With 7-foot power forward Andrea Bargnani officially coming aboard July 10, the Knicks have had renewed discussions on a stricter minutes restriction next season for Amar’e Stoudemire, according to his agent, Happy Walters. The idea of a 20-minute nightly maximum with a prohibition on playing..." July 02

  • Knicks close in on deal with Raptors for Bargnani

    New York Post "In a prospective trade to de-emphasize Amar’e Stoudemire’s importance, the Knicks are attempting to finalize a deal today to bring aboard Raptors big man Andrea Bargnani, according to two sources. With free agency beginning at midnight last night, the Knicks’ biggest splash could be the..." July 01

  • Knicks Are Said to Be Favorites to Acquire Raptors’ Bargnani

    New York Times "With little flexibility to upgrade their roster in free agency, the Knicks are closing in on a deal to acquire Andrea Bargnani, the Toronto Raptors’ jump-shooting 7-footer, according to a person involved in the talks. The Knicks are offering a package built around Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and..." June 30

  • Bargnani on trading block for Raptors, Lakers and Bulls potential suitors

    Sports World Report "The Toronto Raptors made a big move this season while acquiring Rudy Gay from the Memphis Grizzlies and now that the team has hired new GM Masai Ujiri, they are ready for more, as Andrea Bargnani has been put on the trading block. According to CBS Sports and Pro Basketball Talk, Bargnani is the..." June 07

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    First order of biz for new Raps GM Masai Ujiri: Word is he'll shop Andrea Bargnani everywhere he can in hopes of moving him before July 1

  • Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani out for the season with elbow injury

    Toronto Star "Andrea Bargnani’s blighted season — and likely his career as a Raptor — ended Wednesday as the team shut him down for the season. Bargnani missed 26 games earlier in the year with wrist and elbow injuries. He’s now suffered a new injury in the same elbow — an “avulsion sprain” — that will..." March 14

  • Andrea Bargnani could be done for season

    Toronto Star "The worst season of Andrea Bargnani’s NBA career keeps getting worse. The enigmatic Raptors big man is hurt again, and did not travel with the team for their game in Boston on Wednesday night amid concerns his season could very well be over. While waiting for doctors to fully assess his..." March 13

  • Andrea Bargnani out for the season with elbow injury

    Toronto Star "Andrea Bargnani’s worst season of his NBA career is over. The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday that forward Bargnani is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of season with an “avulsion sprain” of the right elbow. This injury isn’t related to his previous right elbow injury which..." March 13

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    Mike Ganter @

    Gay and Bargnani will both be game-time decisions. Lot of doctors talking to each other right now and nothing to report on either.

  • Elbow injury could sideline Andrea Bargnani long-term

    Toronto Star "Andrea Bargnani’s elbow injury could sideline him for another significant chunk of time. The Raptors centre will undergo diagnostic testing on his elbow Monday after he aggravated it during Friday night’s 118-116 overtime loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles. Bargnani missed 26 games earlier this..." March 11

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    Josh Lewenberg @

    Andrea Bargnani (strained elbow) will not play for the Raptors tonight. Scheduled to undergo "diagnostic testing" aka MRI tomorrow

  • Bargnani shines, but Raptors fall to Warriors

    Toronto Sun "For a guy who spent the day in his hotel room battling an upset stomach, Andrea Bargnani looked much better than just all right when it came around to game time. Word at the morning shootaround was Bargnani had a reaction to some medication that kept him away from the team get together earlier..." March 05

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    RaptorsMR @

    Gay took part in shootaround & will go tonight at GS. Bargnani missed shoot w/a reaction to medication & will be gametime.

  • Raptors’ Andrea Bargnani loafing on defence, running out of chances with teammates

    Toronto Star "Yes, I thought Andrea Bargnani was playing scared, as I mentioned the other day, and I thought — and at some level still think — there is a role for him. But after the dog of a game last night, he’s got to be running out of chances with everyone concerned. And that’s teammates and coaches, some..." February 28

  • Raptors’ Andrea Bargnani answers boobirds

    Toronto Star "It’s a rather matter-of-fact Andrea Bargnani who stands and answers questions about his treatment by Raptors fans at the Air Canada Centre. The longest-serving member of the team has heard the boos in games the past couple of weeks. The derision is not overwhelming, but it’s difficult to ignore...." February 25