The Scoop: Bargnani has been pretty awful for the past couple years, and he just can't seem to stay healthy. Until he can actually suit up for a game, Bargnani belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
The Scoop:An MRI revealed the calf strain and he's still recovering from his hamstring strain, and coach Derek Fisher admitted that Bargnani "isn't at a place where you can just put him out there and not be fully concerned." Bargnani has been lousy for the past few seasons, and the Knicks have enough frontcourt depth that he's not worth a speculative pickup.
The Scoop:Bargnani does have a favorable matchup vs. the Sixers, but he's likely going to be eased into the rotation upon his return, limiting his value to deep leagues. His next injury is just right around the corner, so owners shouldn't be too excited to add the former No. 1 overall pick. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach.
The Scoop:The Knicks backpedaling a bit on Bargnani suggests he might not play against the 76ers on Saturday after all. The Knicks have some major issues in their front court and teams have been destroying them, ranking last in the Eastern Conference for defensive efficiency. Obviously, Bargnani is not going to fix that. Owners in standard leagues will need to see multiple impressive games before making a move to grab him
The Scoop:Bargnani has finally been able to practice without any setbacks and it looks like his season debut will come against the Sixers on Saturday. He'll likely be worked into the Knicks' rotation in a limited role, however, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues for the time being.
The Scoop:Bargnani updates have been few and far between since he injured his hamstring in the preseason, but it appears he's finally making progress. It's unclear what his role will be when he does return, and owners in standard leagues can monitor his progress from the waive wire.
The Scoop:This falls in line with an earlier report that the soonest Bargnani could practice is at the end of the week, but there's still nothing set in stone with Bargs. When he does return, he'll be worked in slowly in a role that offers nothing in the short or long haul.
The Scoop:This would be great news for Calderon's owners, as he is expected to flourish in the triangle offense making him a must-own player in almost all leagues. Bargnani on the other hand, shouldn't be owned in standard leagues until he strings together a couple of good games so owners should monitor him first.
The Scoop:Owners in standard leagues have the luxury of waiting with this news, as Bargnani will have to prove that he can still perform at a high level, which we haven't seen in a long time. He could return in late November, making him someone to keep an eye on in deeper leagues for owners who enjoy a little risk. Calderon on the other hand, needs to be owned in almost all leagues.
Nov 16 12:00 ET
News (various sources)
Kevin Martin to miss 6-8 weeks after wrist surgery (The Associated Press) (1 Day Ago | courtesy: The Associated Press) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves guard Kevin Martin will miss the next six to eight weeks after having surgery on his fractured right wrist. More...