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Calderon and Bargnani played nearly seven seasons together with the Raptors “We talk all the time, text each other all the time,’’ Calderon said. “When you play with a guy seven years, he’s more than a teammate. You start getting closer. He was one of first to text me [after the Knicks trade], ‘Hey amigo, happy for you to be with me here again.’ ’’ As a former first overall pick, Bargani has been under heavy scrutiny since his rookie year. “It doesn’t matter what they say,’’ Calderon said. “It’s what you say about yourself.’’ New York Post

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Unable to move the expiring contract of Andrea Bargnani so far this summer, Phil Jackson instead attempted to talk up the No. 1 overall pick from 2006 during a televised interview on Monday. "He's overlooked. We think he's going to really do well in the system we have," Jackson said of Bargnani on MSG Network during the second quarter of the Knicks' 95-72 Summer League victory over Charlotte. "We have a couple of guards he likes to play with, Jose (Calderon) and Pablo (Prigioni), and I think he's going to be a surprise and a pleasant one for our fans." New York Daily News

July 12, 2014 Updates

There are also holdovers Amare Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani and J.R. Smith, any of whom can be had in a trade for a satchel of magic beans and a wink. Jackson is said to be willing to include Iman Shumpert in any deal that would rid him of his roster baggage. Sporting News

July 11, 2014 Updates

According to multiple rival executives, getting a team to absorb Bargnani's contract would likely cost at least two first-round picks. Given that the Knicks' 2016 pick already goes to Denver or Toronto (from the Anthony and Bargnani trades), Jackson would likely have to part with promising shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to obtain another one. Knowing the pressure is on Jackson to make a deal to appease Anthony, rival teams might ask for more -- such as Iman Shumpert, one of the executives said. CBSSports.com

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The pie-in-the-sky scenario for Jackson is to trade both Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani’s expiring contracts as that would put the Knicks under the salary cap. However, a source familiar with Jackson’s thinking said he believes Bargnani could fit in well in the triangle offense because of his shooting ability. He also thinks Bargnani could excel since he’s in a contract year. New York Post

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Anthony takes the court Friday with a strained right shoulder, possibly playing his final week as a Knick. Bargnani is traveling with the club nowadays, but that’s all. “Getting anything for him was a surprise,’’ a Western Conference executive said. “But you get desperate. The guy has talent, a 7-footer, mobile, his first few years he made shots. But I question his love for the game and mental makeup. I’m surprised the Knicks didn’t do more homework on him.’’ New York Post

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And it was CAA, according to sources, that persuaded Dolan to make the ill-fated trade for its client Andrea Bargnani—over the concerns of the Knicks’ front office. “If (Jackson’s hiring) breaks the stranglehold of CAA, I want it to happen,” said an agent who does business with the Knicks. “I can’t see him in a million years working with them.” Bleacher Report

March 11, 2014 Updates

Andrea Bargnani says he has no timetable for his return and is unsure if he will be back this season. Bargnani suffered an elbow injury on Jan. 24. Kenyon Martin (ankle) hasn't resumed basketball activities. He has been out since Feb. 3 with a sore left ankle. ESPN.com

January 25, 2014 Updates

The torn ligament in Andrea Bargnani's left elbow won't require surgery, but the Knicks aren't sure how long they'll be without the 7-footer. "He's out indefinitely," Woodson said before Friday's game against Charlotte. Wall Street Journal

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