Posted July 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
The New York Knicks believe a new home will help Andrea Bargnani regain his old form. The Knicks acquired the former No. 1 overall pick from Toronto, hoping he can rally from a poor 2012-13 season and help them remain among the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Bargnani battled an elbow injury last season and his scoring average dropped to just 12.7 points in 35 games in what was his worst season since his second year in the league. But the Knicks sent three players and three draft picks to the Raptors, counting on Bargnani's outside shooting and hoping for improvement in his rebounding and defense. ''I think the opportunity here of a fresh start in New York - and he's very excited about that opportunity - will lend to him getting back on track to being the player that we all hoped he would be,'' Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said Thursday during a conference call. Bargnani was the top pick in 2006 and just three seasons ago averaged a career-be...
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