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Andrea Bargnani returns to Knicks

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The long wait is over.

Knicks forward/center Andrea Bargnani is expected to play on Wednesday night against the Clippers, in what would be his first game since he injured himself in a much-parodied (mostly by me– see the bottom of this article for another example) dunk attempt on January 22nd, 2014. Bargnani is not expected to start, but he should get some minutes, especially with the Knicks so short-handed right now. Some think Bargnani could be a good fit in the triangle, but thanks to his big contract, his lack of production thus far, and the price we paid to get him, he has drawn nothing but ire from Knicks fans up to this point in his New York tenure.

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José Calderón to return tonight, Bargnani suffers setback

joseThe Knicks are about to get some much-needed reinforcements. José Calderón, who has missed the first 13 games of the season with a calf strain, is expected to return for tonight’s game against the 76ers. The Knicks traded their best defensive player, Tyson Chandler, for Calderón in the offseason, and as you would expect, the move has done more harm than good with the 33 year-old Spaniard sitting on the bench in street clothes. Calderón is a poor defender, but a strong offensive player and a fantastic shooter, so he should give the Knicks a boost as they continue to grapple with the Triangle Offense.

However, Andrea Bargnani, also expected to return tonight from his hamstring injury, suffered a calf strain of his own in practice today, and will not return tonight (or, one would assume, for at least a couple weeks, given the length of Calderón’s absence).

-Tommy Rothman

This Andrea Bargnani Video Made By Raptors Fans Will Make You Laugh (And Cry)

Nice use of Kelly Olynyk’s hit single, “Since U Been Gone.” I mean Johnson. Kelly Johnson.

BREAKING: Knicks to Acquire Bargnani for Novak, Camby, Picks

By Tommy Rothman

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The Knicks and Raptors agreed on a deal Sunday that will send former #1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani. Bargnani was drafted with the 1st pick by Toronto in 2006 and has averaged 15 points and 5 rebounds since then. The Knicks will send Steve Novak, Marcus Camby, a 2016 1st round pick, and two 2nd round picks to the Raptors. Bargnani had a down year this past season, causing Toronto to move him in what is essentially an exchange of bad contracts. The Knicks will give up picks, but they get the best player in the deal. Bargnani is a good shooter who can catch fire in a hurry. He can score inside and out. The Knicks got better in the short-term today, but the loss of picks, and fan favorite Steve Novak, will be a very tough pill to swallow.