35 Facts About Andrea Bargnani


Andrea Bargnani is an Italian former professional basketball player.


Andrea Bargnani posted averages of 4.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 10 games.


Andrea Bargnani made eight appearances in the EuroLeague, recording 2.4 points and 1.5 rebounds per outing.


Incidentally, Andrea Bargnani faced his future team, the Toronto Raptors, on 20 October 2003 in a pre-season game at Air Canada Centre.


Andrea Bargnani posted a season high of 25 points against Rome.


Andrea Bargnani posted a season-high 20 points against Panathinaikos and Strasbourg.


Andrea Bargnani entered the 2006 NBA draft and was selected first overall by the Toronto Raptors.


Andrea Bargnani is the first European player, sixth non-American player, and second player without US college or high school experience to be drafted first overall, after Yao Ming.


Andrea Bargnani made his regular season debut against the New Jersey Nets on 1 November 2006, posting 2 points, 2 rebounds and 2 blocks in eight minutes of play.


Together with Garbajosa, Andrea Bargnani was selected to play in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge game.


Andrea Bargnani became the third Raptor ever to win the award twice, joining Vince Carter and Damon Stoudamire.


On 21 March 2007, Andrea Bargnani underwent emergency appendectomy surgery after being taken to hospital following illness experienced after practice the night before.


Andrea Bargnani recovered after about a month, and ended the season, averaging 11.6 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.


Andrea Bargnani's performances were credited as helping the Raptors to their first ever Division title, as well as their first NBA Playoffs berth in five years; Bargnani came in second for NBA Rookie of the Year.


Andrea Bargnani was selected to play with the Sophomores in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge during the NBA All-Star Weekend.


Andrea Bargnani's statistics had gone down, he was not grabbing enough rebounds, was unable to shoot well, got into foul trouble easily and did not drive to the basket enough.


The arrival of six-time NBA All-Star Jermaine O'Neal meant that Andrea Bargnani was likely to come off the bench in most games, with Bosh and O'Neal forming the starting frontcourt.


Andrea Bargnani seemed to rediscover his shooting stroke, had better shot selection and became a consistent shot-blocker, and he was moved to the starting line-up as small forward.


On 21 November 2008, Andrea Bargnani recorded a career-high 29 points, as well as 10 rebounds in an overtime loss against New Jersey.


Meanwhile, Andrea Bargnani recorded career-high averages in points per game, field goal percentage, three-point percentage, rebounds and blocks.


On 2 February 2010, Andrea Bargnani scored a career-high 34 points in a loss against the Indiana Pacers; he later scored 33 in a game against the Detroit Pistons.


Andrea Bargnani had a career year, averaging 21 points, 5 rebounds and 1 block.


On 28 March 2012, in a game against the Denver Nuggets, Andrea Bargnani scored 26 points and became the 4th player to ever score 6000 points as a Raptor.


Andrea Bargnani returned to the line-up on 6 February 2013, but after managing another 14 games, he was ruled out for the rest of the season on 13 March because of the same injury.


On 10 July 2013, Andrea Bargnani was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Steve Novak, Marcus Camby and Quentin Richardson, along with a future first round draft pick, and two future second round draft picks.


On 18 December 2013, in a game at the Milwaukee Bucks, with 20 seconds remaining in overtime where the Knicks held a two-point lead, Andrea Bargnani received an offensive rebound and, instead of dribbling out the clock or getting fouled to go to the free throw line, inexplicably shot a three-pointer that missed.


On 22 January 2014, in a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Andrea Bargnani suffered a torn ligament in his left elbow after a failed dunk attempt, and was ruled out indefinitely, eventually missing the rest of the regular season.


On 17 July 2015, Andrea Bargnani signed with the Brooklyn Nets.


On 26 July 2016, Andrea Bargnani returned to Europe and signed a two-year deal with Spanish club Baskonia.


Andrea Bargnani played for the Italian junior and under-20 national teams.


Andrea Bargnani competed on the World Select Team at the 2004 Nike Hoop Summit.


Andrea Bargnani featured in EuroBasket 2007, representing the Italian senior national team.


Italy finished ninth in the competition, and in six games, Andrea Bargnani averaged 12.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 28.7 minutes per game.


Andrea Bargnani was called up to the Italian squad that took part in EuroBasket 2015.


Andrea Bargnani averaged 14.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, while Italy finished the tournament in sixth place.