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Calderon, meanwhile, has no shortage of admirers around the league despite his struggles this season, averaging a mere 9.3 points per game on 40.8-percent shooting. But the two years left on his contract after this season -- worth $15.1 million -- could make it difficult to move the 33-year-old Spaniard, ‎who arrived in New York in late June as the Knicks' foremost return in the Tyson Chandler deal with Dallas. Sources say Bargnani, meanwhile, is a candidate to be waived next month if New York can't find a deal for the former No. 1 overall pick and his $11.5 million expiring contract before the Feb. 19 deadline for deals. ESPN.com

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Bargnani suffered another injury to his right ankle and had to leave just 1:47 into the first quarter of Friday’s game. It was only his second game back from a right calf injury after missing the first 33 games with hamstring and calf issues. Fisher said it was hard to read Bargnani to see how he was dealing with his latest setback. “He’s mentally tougher than I think sometimes he gets credit for — he holds a lot of stuff in,” Fisher said. “I don’t think we can necessarily get a read on how he’s feeling. I would imagine he’s frustrated. He wants to be able to get out on the court. This is an important year for him in terms of his basketball future,” Fisher said, a reference to Bargnani being in the final year of his contract. New York Daily News

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Then — no joke — after he played 1:47 of his second game of the season, no Andrea Bargnani (right calf). With six men infirm, it became, “Nine men, one catastrophe.” And two 10-game losing streaks. The woefully shorthanded Knicks lost for the 20th time in 21 games as the boos started early. “We’re as frustrated as they are,” Cole Aldrich (11 points, 14 rebounds) said of the fans. New York Post

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“Twelve months is a long time to be out,” Bargnani said. “I have to keep working hard to get in a new rhythm. It won’t take long. But I’m not in a great rhythm.’’ Bargnani hadn’t played since straining his hamstring in the preseason opener as starting power forward. “I was very happy to be on court after a year, to be able to wear the jersey again,’’ Bargnani said. “Rust is definitely there but it don’t take very long.’’ New York Post

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Andrea Bargnani, who hasn't played yet because of hamstring and calf strains, practiced fully and is set to make his season debut on New Year's Eve. Derek Fisher said he wouldn't, but unless Bargnani has a setback he would play for the first time since tearing a ligament in his left elbow Jan. 22. "I will do as much as I can to help out the team," Bargnani said. "Whatever coach wants me to do I'm going to be on the court and try to help the team." Newsday

Bargnani, who has an expiring $12 million contract, hasn’t suited up since suffering a torn elbow ligament on Jan. 22 of last season. “Hell yeah, that’s another body, man,” Anthony said when asked if he’s looking forward to the Italian power forward’s return. New York Daily News

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But when asked if he’d consider heading overseas, the Italian 7-footer bristled. "You asking me if I still want to play in the NBA?" Bargnani said. "Why wouldn’t I? You mean homesick? Right now my focus is coming back. I’m not thinking about that. I love playing in the NBA. I’m in the NBA. Right now all my focus is, I got to get back." Bergen Record

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