Bargnani could surprise people this season.
Bargnani could surprise people this season.

To say Bargnani had a subpar 2013 season with the New York Knicks would be an understatement.  Averaging 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks was definitely underwhelming.  The former number one overall pick’s biggest drawback has been health.  Only suiting up in 42 games last year for the Knickerbockers, and 108 out of a possible 246 games in the last three years doesn’t scream-“Draft me on your fantasy team.” But when healthy, Bargnani has put up very productive numbers (17-20 points, 7-10 rebounds/game).

New head coach Derek Fisher says Andrea is a “matchup nightmare for opposing defenses”, due to his ability to play both power forward and center.  If Fisher can utilize Bargnani properly, he can be a decent fantasy option with little to no risk for you as an owner.  Bargnani is only being drafted in about 40% of fantasy leagues–around 130th overall.  In deeper leagues, or those that value big men that can shoot the three, Bargnani should be considered, especially when drafting later in the draft.  He is definitely not talked about enough as a sleeper target.  With Andrea being undrafted in many leagues, don’t reach and draft him too early–he’ll be around late in the draft, or even on the waiver wire, but could become a nice piece on your roster. 

Dan SchalkBasketballNews and UpdatesNew York KnicksTo say Bargnani had a subpar 2013 season with the New York Knicks would be an understatement.  Averaging 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks was definitely underwhelming.  The former number one overall pick's biggest drawback has been health.  Only suiting up in 42 games last year for the...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?