HoopsHype Andrea Bargnani rumors

August 23, 2013 Updates

Nobody knows how Bargnani caught the infection, and Fioretti said they don’t believe it’s pneumonia. “It’s crazy because its summer, like he’s jinxed,’’ Fioretti said. The good news for the Knicks is Fioretti said he expects Bargnani to be on time for training camp. The Knicks play in Toronto, against Bargnani’s former team, twice in the preseason. “I know he feels better, so I can’t imagine him not being ready for October,’’ Fioretti said. New York Post

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Andrea Bargnani is unlikely to play Eurobasket in Slovenia with Italian National Team, according to Il Corriere dello Sport. Il Mago caught pneumonia, is undergoing an antibiotics treatment and will be re-evaluated after August 20. Sportando

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Andrea Bargnani may miss Eurobasket in Slovenia with the Italian National Team due to a respiratory tract infection, according to Il Corriere dello Sport. Yesterday the new Knick did not have fever (his temperature reached 39.5° over the last days) but his participation at Eurobasket is at risk. The medical staff of the Italian National excluded that Bargnani had bronchopneumonia. "He may play" told to Il Corriere dello Sport a source with the knowledge of the situation. Sportando

August 5, 2013 Updates

Though Bargnani has had a 102-degree fever the past two days and is questionable for the opener vs. Georgia, he has shown the Italian coaching staff he is a different person and player than he was during his ill-fated stint with the national team two years ago. Team Italy began training camp July 24 prepping for next month’s European Championships. “I think he’s more mature,” Team Italy’s associate coach Mario Fioretti told The Post. “He knows better how we need to play at a certain level for European basketball. He’s more aware of what he needs to do and is more wise. He’s more helpful this summer than that last summer [2011], is my feeling.’’ New York Post

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A quote about you last year: “He was never in shape. He didn’t care.” Andrea Bargnani: Who’s that coming from? Q: No name was put on it. Andrea Bargnani: I can tell you that coming into the training camp I was in great shape. And then after the [elbow and wrist] injury, it took me two months to get back on the court. And because of the injury, I couldn’t lift weights at all for two months. That was so bad. When I came back, I was weaker. It was impossible to be in shape. New York Post

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