Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/20/13
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 organization that pays them and there's often little to zero care from the NBA team's medical and training staffs in the process. The New York Knicks won't have to worry about that with newly acquired big man Andrea Bargnani who was slated to play for the Italian National Team in September during EuroBasket. Bargnani has reportedly contracted pneumonia and isn't likely to recover in time to be ready for EuroBasket. According to Sportando.net Bargnani is out from EuroBasket becauseof the illness and lack of recovery time. Andrea Bargnani is officially out from Eurobasket. Il Mago caught pneumonia a few days ago but he won't be able to play in Slovenia with Italian National Team. Bargnani's condi...
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