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Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Veteran seven-footer’s first season as a Knick was shortened by elbow injury suffered in late January...In his eighth NBA season (first w/NYK), averaged 13.3 ppg (third on team), 5.3 rpg and shot .442 (222-502) over 29.9 mpg in 42 games (39 starts)...Went 30-108 (.278) from Downtown, 84-102 FTA (.824)...Has averaged double-figure points in each of his eight NBA seasons...Despite third straight injury-shortened season, appeared in most games (42) since 2010-11 with Raptors (66).

Led Knicks in scoring twice, rebounds eight times...Recorded eight 20+ scoring games and four double-doubles...Logged 40+ minutes twice...Had one four-block game, one five-block game, and notched Knicks season high (and career-high-tying) six blocks on Dec. 1 vs. Pelicans...Scored 7,000th career point at Toronto, Dec. 28.

The Elbow
Season came to sudden halt on Jan. 22, when he suffered torn ligament, left elbow on dunk attempt in third quarter of loss to Sixers, sidelining him for the remainder of the season...Missed season’s last 40 games after appearing in each of Knicks’ first 42 contests...Listed as inactive in each of the season’s last 40 games.

Key Games
Oct. 30: Made Knicks debut with six points (3-9 FGA) over 17 bench minutes in opening night win over Bucks.
Nov. 8: Key figure in win at Charlotte with season-high 25 points (11-25 FGA, 3-9 from Downtown), eight rebounds and five blocks.
Nov. 13: Main cog in win at Atlanta with 20 points (8-15 FGA, 2-4 from Downtown) and 11 rebounds...Scored 10 points in deciding fourth qtr.
Nov. 14: Went 9-12 FGA and 3-3 from Downtown en route to 24 points in loss to Rockets.
Nov. 25: Logged season-high 43 minutes in loss at Portland (16 pts, 6 reb).
Nov. 27: Scored 20 points (8-18 FGA) with 10 rebounds and four blocks in loss at Clippers.
Dec. 1: Tied career high with six blocks (Knicks season high) in loss to Pelicans.
Dec. 5: Main cog in win at Brooklyn that snapped nine-game losing streak with 16 points (7-13 FGA) and three blocks...Ejected (second tech) with 8:23 left in fourth qtr.
Dec. 6: Key factor in win over Magic that broke seven-game home losing streak with 17 points (6-16 FGA, 2-6 from Downtown), eight rebounds and two blocks.
Dec. 18: Off-the-bench double-double (12 pts, 5-16 FGA, 10 reb) in 34 minutes in 2OT win at Milwaukee.
Dec. 23: Key factor in win at Orlando with 13 points (5-12 FGA)...Nailed back-to-back jumpers with 3:05 and 2:24 left in fourth qtr to maintain four-point NY lead after Magic cut 25-point Knicks lead down to one.
Dec. 27: Team-highs points (18, 6-17 FGA) and rebounds (season-high 12) vs. former mates in loss to Raptors.
Jan. 9: With Chandler out (upper respiratory infection), scored 19 points on 9-13 FGA in win over Heat.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Raptors): In injury-shortened seventh and final season in Toronto, averaged 12.7 points and 3.7 rebounds with .399 shooting (170-426) over 28.7 minutes in 35 games (25 starts)...Went 38-123 (.309) from Downtown, 65-77 FTA (.844)...Season Highs: Points: 34 (Nov. 23 at Detroit), Assists: 4 (Nov. 23 at Detroit); Rebounds: 9 (Nov. 7 at Dallas)... Led Raptors in scoring eight times and had nine 20-plus scoring games...Averaged 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds in his 25 starts...Scored a season-high 34 points on Nov. 23 at Detroit (17 points in first quarter); tied a career-high with five threepointers at Golden State, Mar. 4...Endured second straight injury-shortened season: Missed a total of 46 games due to injury/illness: 26 with torn right elbow ligament/strained right wrist (Dec. 12-Feb. 3), one with flu-like symptoms (Feb. 10) and the season’s final 19 games with avulsion sprain, right elbow (Mar. 10-Apr. 17).

2011-12 (Raptors): Despite being limited to 31 games (all starts) with injury, still led Raptors in scoring (19.5 ppg) and ranked 10th in NBA with career-best .873 from the line...Had five 30-plus scoring games with season-high 36 on Jan. 24 at Phoenix...Missed a total of 35 games over the season due to left calf injury; sustained original left calf injury with 3:13 remaining in third quarter on Jan. 11 vs. Kings...Missed 20 straight games (strained left calf) from Jan. 13-Mar. 7; also missed season’s final nine contests.

2010-11 (Raptors): Ranked 15th in NBA with career-high 21.4 points...Recorded nine 30-plus scoring games...Scored a career-high 41 points (16-24 FGA, 2-3 from Downtown) in loss to Knicks at MSG, Dec. 8, 2010; marked highest point total ever for a Raptor vs. Knicks (Knicks won, 113-110 on Felton’s 3PT FGM with :02.7 left)...Started each of his 66 games...Missed four consecutive games (Dec. 27-Jan. 2) with strained left calf; then missed eight of the last 10 games (Mar. 26-Apr. 13) due to sore right ankle...

2009-10 (Raptors): Appeared in a career-high 80 games (all starts) and notched career-best .470 from the field...Had a career-high 121 3PT FGM (121-325, .372 from Downtown)...Ranked 17th in the NBA with 1.39 blocks...Recorded 27 games with 20-plus points...Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds on Jan. 11, 2010 at Indiana...Missed two games: Dec. 9 at Milwaukee (sore right ankle) and Jan. 22 at Milwaukee (sore lower back)...

2008-09 (Raptors): Notched 15.4 points in 78 games (59 starts)...Had 23 20-plus scoring games...Missed three of season’s final five games with sore left heel...Moved into the starting lineup on Dec. 31 and started all 45 of his remaining games...

2007-08 (Raptors): Started for Sophomore team in T-Mobile Rookie-Sophomore game at New Orleans (8 pts, 17 mins)... Dished out a career-high seven assists on Jan. 23, 2008 at Boston...Missed four games with hyperextended left knee (Dec. 3-9)...Averaged 6.4 points in 20.8 minutes in five games (all starts) in first round Playoff loss to Magic...

2006-07 (Raptors): Named to NBA All-Rookie First Team and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting (won by Portland’s Brandon Roy)...T-Mobile Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for January and February...Ranked third among rookies in scoring (11.6)...Underwent successful emergency appendectomy on Mar. 21, missing 14 games... Started for Rookie team in T-Mobile Rookie-Sophomore Challenge at Las Vegas (12 pts, 23 mins)...Season-high 23 points on Dec. 23 at Orlando...Averaged 11.0 points over 30.2 minutes in six games (three starts) in first-round Playoff loss to Nets...

INTERNATIONAL CAREER:
Played three seasons with Benetton in Italy’s Lega A and one season with Stella Azzura Roma in the Serie B2 Division...2002-03: Averaged 13.2 points in 23 games for Stella Azzura Roma in Serie B2 Division...2003-04: Member of Benetton’s Italian Cup winning team...Saw limited playing time in his first season with Benetton, averaging 4.9 points...2004-05: Helped Benetton to a second consecutive Italian Cup, averaging 12.2 points in 28 Lega A contests, shooting a career-best .623 (114-183) from the field...2005-06: Led Benetton to Italy’s Lega A Championship, downing Climarnio Bologna in championship series...Named Top European Young Player of the Year (15.3 ppg).

PERSONAL:
Andrea Bargnani...Name pronounced AN-dre-ah BARN-neon-ee...Played for the Italian Under-18 and Under-16 National Teams...Mother Luisella Balducci is a high school English teacher...Favorite actor is Denzel Washington, favorite entertainers are Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.

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Height: 7'0''/ 2.13m
Weight: 245 lbs./ 111.1 kg
Born: October 26, 1985
From: Rome, Italy
Draft: 1st Round (1st pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Toronto Raptors 2013 - 2013
  New York Knicks 2013 - 2013
  Toronto Raptors 2006 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Benetton Treviso/Italy

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