The Scoop: It appears to be a rest situation for all three forwards. Bargnani, who is also nursing a hamstring injury, looks to have lost his shot at a starting job while Stoudemire just might not have the stamina to earn one either.
The Scoop:Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri smarter every day Bargnani is on the Knicks. Barganani's hamstring injury isn't likely going to keep him from playing in the regular season opener, but he might be coming off the bench. He has very little fantasy value.
The Scoop:He looks to have lost his chance in the starting lineup to Quincy Acy. With Amare Stoudemire likely to soak up a lot of minutes off the bench and posting ugly numbers next to Bargnani last season, it's hard to imagine where Il Mago fits in. He can be ignored almost everywhere.
The Scoop:Bargnani has missed the Knicks last three preseason game with a nagging hamstring injury. Logging a limited practice session may mean he is close to returning, but his debilitating health has to be a concern. He should be off fantasy radars until he shows some promise in the Knicks' new look offense.
The Scoop:His absence can be classified as 'precautionary' but we're still leery of him given his lengthy injury history. He's missed more than 25 percent of all available games since entering the NBA in 2006, and is coming off a dreadful 42-game campaign last season.
The Scoop:He's being called questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the 76ers, so we'll be keeping an eye on his status. Bargnani only managed to make it through 42 games last season, so we'd recommend spending your late-round selection on someone with more upside that is actually capable of playing through a full NBA season.
The Scoop:"If you're talented, know how to play basketball, I think this system will find the right spots for [Bargnani]," Calderon said. "He'll be able to be more comfortable and able to play hopefully the best basketball of his career." While Jose may be expecting big things from Bargnani, we're not so confident. Bargnani has been devastated by injuries for the past four seasons, and statistically he hasn't been able to offer much. Through 42 games with the Knicks last season Bargnani averaged 13.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.2 blocks, and 0.7 three-pointers per game. Injury risk and inconsistency make Bargnani an unattractive asset in standard leagues.
The Scoop:He is going to be held out as a precaution and he should be fine with a few days of rest. Derek Fisher has said good things about Bargnani, but given his injury history and inconsistency, we wouldn't recommend drafting him in standard formats for all the headaches that he causes owners.
The Scoop:Fisher is talking about for his opponent, but he was more of a matchup problem for the Knicks because his defense in the paint was horrific last season. The Knicks reportedly looked to trade Bargnani over the summer and obviously can't wait for his contract to come off the books next season.
Andrea Bargnani started at PF and had eight points and five rebounds on 3-of-7 shooting in 19 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Celtics.
The Scoop:Bargnani used to be a good source of 3-pointers and blocks, but didn't have any tonight, which has become a trend. He could be worth grabbing late in your draft if he lands in the Knicks starting five, but chances are he won't live up to your expectations and will get hurt at some point. You're probably better off letting someone else deal with owning him.
Oct 9 12:00 ET
News (various sources)
Mayo scores 24 points, Bucks top Knicks 120-107 (The Associated Press) (3 Hours Ago | courtesy: The Associated Press) NEW YORK (AP) -- Reserve guard O.J. Mayo scored a team-high 24 points, and Giannis Antentokounmpo added 14 as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New York Knicks 120-107 in a preseason game on Monday night. More...