Andrea Bargnani Rumors

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Andrea Bargnani
Andrea Bargnani
Position: F-C
Born: 10/26/85
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:240 lbs. / 108.9 kg.
Salary: $1,362,897
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Two weeks after Phil Jackson was quoted as calling him a “tease” and a “malinger,” Andrea Bargnani told an Italian newspaper that while he will “gladly” respond to his former GM’s criticism, now is not the time. His focus has to be on the Italian national team as it prepares for Eurobasket, he said. “There is a right time for everything,” Bargnani told La Gazzetta dello Sport Tuesday, according to a translation, “I have the answers, but it would be selfish to trigger controversy. Today, the only important thing is the national team. Later, gladly.”
via NetsDaily
Andrea Bargnani and Bojan Bogdanovic scored 15 points apiece as they helped Italy and Croatia win “friendly” -exhibition– games in preparation for Eurobasket next month. Bargnani’s Italy easily beat Latvia (without Kristaps Porzingis) while Bogdanovic’s Croatia beat Germany (with Dirk Nowitzki) in overtime. Bargnani, who started on the bench, shot 5-of-8 overall and hit his only three-pointer of the night in the 82-63 blowout of Latvia in the Tbilisi tournament in the Republic of Georgia. The Italians two other NBA players, Danilo Gallinari (22) and Marco Belinelli (13) also hit double figures. Italy plays Estonia Saturday.
via NetsDaily
Phil Jackson: “AB was and still is a big tease. When he was injured he refused to do simple non-contact activities like dummy our offense in practice. He seemed to be a malingerer and this had a bad effect on the team, and also on the way the Knicks fans reacted to him. When he was on the court, he had a hard time staying intense, didn’t hustle back in offense-to-defense transition, wasn’t active enough in defending screen-rolls. Still, his offense is perfectly suited to the triangle because he really doesn’t have to work very hard to get shots. He’s another guy we renounced, but whether we can agree on financial terms for his return, or he winds up someplace else, AB will always be somewhat of an enigma.”
via ESPN.com