Originally written July 01, 2013 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
The New York Knicks, are hoping that a change of scenery, may help the number one pick of the 2006 NBA Draft fulfill the potential the Toronto Raptors thought he possessed when they selected him. The “New York Times” is reporting that the two clubs are near completion of a trade that would send power forward Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks in exchange for veteran forward Marcus Camby and small forward Steve Novak, as well as a first round pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The Italian native has a hefty contract that pays him $22.5 million over the next two seasons, but New York is willing to assume the salary to strengthen their front-court. The 28-year-old power forward, who played three season for Italian League team Benetton Treviso before being drafted by Toronto, has never put up numbers expected from the first pick in the draft, averaging 15.2 points and just 4.8 boards in his seven years in the Association. However, New York will most likely give him a shot to become the starter at t...
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