Brooklyn Nets Bench may be Achilles Heel in 2016

In 2014-2015 the Brooklyn Nets squeaked into the playoffs with a 38-44 record. After putting up a decent fight against the first place Atlanta Hawks,  the Nets unceremoniously bowed out and began their off season. Fast forward to the Summer and the Nets were active in changing the dynamics of their team. Out went franchise player Deron Williams and in came an influx of young talent...
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Brooklyn Nets: Nets’ Offseason Grade

(Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Nets Added: Andrea Bargnani (two seasons, minimum, player option), Shane Larkin (two seasons, 3 million, player option), Thomas Robinson (two seasons, 2 million, player option), Wayne Ellington (two seasons, 3 million, player option), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (pick 23), Chris McCullough...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Someone made a highlight reel of Andrea Bargnani blocking tons of shots

See former Knick Andrea Bargnani licking his lips there? That's him really going for a block. He knows it's going to happen. He just feels it. And tastes it. The newest Net isn't exactly known for his defense. So, when some random person put together a YouTube compilation of his best blocks, people must've been like, "Wait, what?" But this now exists. Let's watch and enjoy some of...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets hope for nice return after betting low on Andrea Bargnani

Lots of Nets fans were upset when the team signed Andrea Bargnani, but they may only be basing their opinions on the guy when he was making $11 million a year. For a minimum contract, the Bargnani deal is an understandable one.Over at Bleacher Report, Fred Katz writes that Bargs could actually prove to be a decent signing if Brooklyn figures out a way for him to improve:(h/t Bleacher...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani signs with Nets

Free agent forward Andrea Bargnani will remain in New York by signing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, the team announced. #Nets have signed forward/center Andrea Bargnani, General Manager Billy King announced today.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 17, 2015 The Nets have not released the details of Bargnani’s contract, however he signs with the Nets...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks Kristaps Porzingis is OK, I Guess

Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks is seen during an NBA Summer League game against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday, July 11, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. (NY Post Photo/Bizuayehu Tesfaye) I’ve talked a lot of **** about the New York Knicks’ 4th overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft, Kristaps Porzingis.  I’ve called him names such as The Human...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets Add Depth in the Frontcourt, Sign Andrea Bargnani

Andrea Bargnani played in just 29 games last season and will look to help revitalize this Brooklyn Nets offense. (Mandatory Credit: Nathaniel S./ Getty Images) After rumors of Andrea Bargnani signing with the Sacramento Kings surfaced a few days earlier, the Brooklyn Nets announced Sunday that they had in fact signed the former number one overall pick. Brooklyn’s officials stated...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

No one wants the Kings' money

Andrea Bargnani isn't a King. If that doesn't sound like news because the former Knick and Raptor was never a King, then think again.Bargnani signed with the Nets on a two-year minimum deal Sunday, ending the almost-silent speculation over where he would head this offseason. But here's where Sacramento comes in: The Kings reportedly offered him more than the minimum, according to...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

In interview with Italian newspaper, Andrea Bargnani talked about challenges of playing in New York

Andrea Bargnani is staying in New York, but not with the Knicks.The former Knicks big man signed a two-year, minimum deal with the Nets on Sunday, and afterward, he dished on some of the details about playing in blue and orange. What were the struggles of playing for one of the NBA's premiere franchises? NetsDaily translated some of Bargnani's quotes from Italian so we can find...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets to sign Andrea Bargnani to two-year deal

Well, this is interesting:Bargnani averaged 14.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game with the Knicks last year, though he was held to just 27 games because of injuries, a common theme throughout his career. Now, he stays in New York on what will reportedly be a two-year minimum contract with a player option in year two (h/t Tim Bontemps of the New York Post).He may have been maligned...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani contract actually makes sense for Nets

When Andrea Bargnani came to an agreement with the Nets over the weekend, basketball Twitter went up in arms.How could the Nets bring in Bargnani??? He was terrible with the Knicks!But on just a minimum contract, there's really no risk signing anyone, unless he's a guy who will tear apart your locker room. Even then, you can just cut him with almost no financial burden. ESPN's Mike...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Andrea Bargnani Signing Grade

(March 6, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Brooklyn Nets pulled off one of the best contracts value-wise this offseason, obtaining talented stretch-five Andrea Bargnani on a veteran’s minimum contract. Bargnani, who somewhat struggled due to plaguing injuries in his time with the Knicks, took a notable pay...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets Beat Out Kings To Sign Andrea Bargnani

The Brooklyn Nets have signed Andrea Bargnani. Bargnani was close to a deal with the Sacramento Kings, who were offering more money than the Nets. The Kings, sources say, believed a deal was imminent Sunday, after ESPN reported on Saturday that Sacramento and Bargnani were in advanced negotiations and closing in on a deal. Bargnani instead accepted the Nets offer of a two-year deal...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani Signs With Brooklyn Nets

One day after the Brooklyn Nets erase one of their worst contracts, they make a bold and frugal move. The Nets sign forward Andrea Bargnani to a two-year deal. The news of the Andrea Bargnani signing was announced on Twitter. Continue Reading...
Via Outside Analysis
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets agree to deal in principle with 2006 top pick Bargnani

NEW YORK (AP) The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a deal with former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani. Bargnani remains in New York after spending the last two seasons with the Knicks. He has struggled with injuries and appeared in just 29 games last season, averaging 14.8 points. Terms of the deal the Nets announced Sunday on Twitter were not disclosed. Bargnani hasn't played more than...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings Finalizing Contract with Andrea Bargnani

The Sacramento Kings freed up a lot of cap space with a fairly bad trade for the future in order to make a run at big free agents, and unfortunately were unable to get any of their targets other than Rajon Rondo. Now, they are beginning to look at signing the lower tier of free agents. According to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN, the Kings are finalizing a contract with free agent...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sacramento Kings are close to signing Andrea Bargnani

Now that the top-tier free agents have decided who they are going to sign with, many NBA teams will now focus their attention on the second and third tier players. One player who a lot teams have a lot of interest in is big man Andrea Bargnani. The 6’11 big man have a fairly good season with the New York Knicks, which has many thinking he has some more good years left in him....
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Which Free Agents Should New York Re-sign?

(Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… Free Agents Andrea Bargnani (UFA) Alexey Shved (RFA) Jason Smith (UFA) Quincy Acy (RFA) Cole Aldridch (UFA) Travis Wear (RFA) Shane Larkin (UFA, Team Option Declined) For the first time since signing Amar’e Stoudemire in the summer of 2010, the New York Knicks have the...
Via HoopStuff
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

If the Knicks Draft Kristaps Porzingis I Will Stop Watching Them Forever

Standing 7’1″ and weighing 209 lbs, Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis is rocketing up draftboards for some ungodly reason.  Hailed as a “stretch 4″ with “great length”, the latest draft rumors have Porzingis going as high as 2nd overall to the LA Lakers and no lower than 5th overall to the Orlando Magic.  With his game resembling a younger, ******** version...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks Prepared To Re-Sign Andrea Bargnani If He'll Accept Vet's Minimum

The New York Knicks will consider bringing Andrea Bargnani back because of his offensive talent, but aren’t planning to use their cap space to do so. The Knicks would surely agree to keep Bargnani on the veteran's minimum, but another team may outbid them on the free-agent market. “He’s an extremely talented player and the injuries limited him reaching his ceiling,’’ Derek...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Knicks snap 9-game losing streak with 101-91 win over Sixers

NEW YORK (AP) Andrea Bargnani scored 25 points and Shane Larking added 15 and 11 rebounds, and the New York Knicks snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 101-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night. Lance Thomas chipped in 14 points for the Knicks, whose last victory was on March 17 over the defending champion San Antonio Spurs at Madison Square Garden. Ish Smith...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics Look Poised For Playoff Push

Evan Turner #11 of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball against Andrea Bargnani #77 of the New York Knicks on March 27, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) With less than ten games to play, the Boston Celtics find themselves amidst a tightly contested battle for the final two playoff spots in the the Eastern Conference along with...
Via The Sports Journal
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Lose Heartbreaker in Unexpected Upset

Boris Diaw #33 of the San Antonio Spurs battles for position against Andrea Bargnani #77 of the New York Knicks on March 17, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Last night the San Antonio Spurs were in Madison Square Garden to face off against the New York Knicks in a game that many thought wouldn’t be close. With the Spurs being...
Via The Sports Journal
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrea Bargnani, Knicks Have Mutual Interest On Return

Andrea Bargnani has played much better of late for the New York Knicks and the team is interested in re-signing him in the offseason. Bargnani’s agent, Leon Rose, confirmed on Tuesday that his client would welcome a second chance with the Knicks. “Andrea is optimistic about what Phil is trying to accomplish and he certainly wants to be part of it,” Rose told the Daily News...
Via RealGM
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Knicks: Re-Sign Andrea Bargnani?

(Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… You know, I wish that this was a joke, but the best player on the New York Knicks with Carmelo Anthony injured and A’mare Stoudemire in Dallas is Andre Bargnani. With the Knicks the most pathetic team in the NBA right now, that isn’t saying much and most probably have no clue...
Via HoopStuff
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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