By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
New York Knicks forward Andrea Bargnani returned to Toronto on Friday night.
He was booed in his return to the team that he called home since the 2006-07 season after being the 2006 NBA draft No. 1 overall draft pick. Bargnani was traded to the Knicks in the off-season for Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, Quentin Richardson, a first round pick in 2006, along with second round selections in 2014 and 2017.
In his return, he finished with 10 points after going 4-for-9 from the field. He did not make any three pointers and had four rebounds in 22 minutes.
He was brought into the Knicks to block shots and make three pointers. However, he has struggled to do either one so far this preseason.
Novak gave the Knicks a big boost last season from the three-point range, but now with this trade, he is in Toronto and can only help his new team. Bargnani is averaging 36% from three point range in his career.
He could still be affected by pneumonia, which he had in the summer time.