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January 3, 2015 Updates

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

December 31, 2014 Updates

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

December 20, 2014 Updates

On the bright side, barring a miraculous turnaround, the Knicks are bound for the draft lottery. They also have all those expiring contracts, onerous ones that belong to players like Amar’e Stoudemire and Andrea Bargnani. Remember him? Bargnani last appeared in a game on Jan. 22 — nearly a year ago. And while Bargnani will be gone by the summer, his presence will linger. As part of their deal for him with the Toronto Raptors in 2013, the Knicks gave up their 2016 first-round pick. New York Times

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“We just have to remain patient,” coach Derek Fisher said. “It’s been tough for him ever since he’s been here.” There is no timetable for Bargnani’s return. New York Daily News

November 22, 2014 Updates

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