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As A Professional: Following seven seasons in Toronto, veteran long-range threat and 2006 overall No. 1 draft pick arrives in the Big Apple for his eighth NBA campaign...Comes to Knicks with career averages of 15.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and .437 overall shooting over 30.3 minutes in 433 career games (316 starts)...Is 579-1,606 (.361) career from Downtown and has connected for 100-plus 3PT FG three times...Career .825 FT shooter (1,164-1,411)...Has averaged double-figure points in each of his seven NBA seasons with a career-high 21.4 ppg (15th in NBA) for Raptors in 2010-11...Named to 2006-07 All-NBA Rookie First Team...Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month twice in 2006-07 (Jan, Feb)...Appeared in Rookie-Sophomore Game at NBA All-Star Weekend in both 2007 (Las Vegas) and 2008 (New Orleans)...Third on all-time Raptors career list with 6,581 points, trailing only Chris Bosh (10,275) and Vince Carter (9,420)...Second on Raps’ career list with 570 3PT FGM (Morris Peterson 801); fourth in games played (433), fourth in blocks (382), third in FTM (1,164) and fourth in FTA (1,411)...Owns 18 career 30-plus scoring games with one 40-plus effort (career-high 41 points vs. Knicks at MSG, Dec. 8, 2010)...Has appeared in 11 career Playoff games (eight starts) with 8.9 ppg...Played three seasons for Benetton Treviso in the Italian League (2003-04 through 2005-06)...Selected by Toronto with first overall pick in 2006 NBA Draft...First European to be selected with No. 1 pick in NBA Draft; joined Andrew Bogut (Australia, Milwaukee, 2006) and Yao Ming (China, Houston, 2002) as the only international players to be first overall draft selections.

2012-13 (Raptors): In injury-shortened seventh and final season in Toronto, averaged 12.7 points and 3.7 rebounds with .399 shooting (170-426) over 28.7 minutes in 35 games (25 starts)...Went 38-123 (.309) from Downtown, 65-77 FTA (.844)...Season Highs: Points: 34 (Nov. 23 at Detroit), Assists: 4 (Nov. 23 at Detroit); Rebounds: 9 (Nov. 7 at Dallas)... Led Raptors in scoring eight times and had nine 20-plus scoring games...Averaged 15.4 points and 4.5 rebounds in his 25 starts...Scored a season-high 34 points on Nov. 23 at Detroit (17 points in first quarter); tied a career-high with five three- pointers at Golden State, Mar. 4...Endured second straight injury-shortened season: Missed a total of 46 games due to injury/illness: 26 with torn right elbow ligament/strained right wrist (Dec. 12-Feb. 3), one with flu-like symptoms (Feb. 10) and the season’s final 19 games with avulsion sprain, right elbow (Mar. 10-Apr. 17).

Career Highlights: 2006-07: Named to NBA All-Rookie First Team and finished second in Rookie of the Year voting (won by Portland’s Brandon Roy)...T-Mobile Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for January and February...Ranked third among rookies in scoring (11.6)...Underwent successful emergency appendectomy on Mar. 21, missing 14 games... Started for Rookie team in T-Mobile Rookie-Sophomore Challenge at Las Vegas (12 pts, 23 mins)...Season-high 23 points on Dec. 23 at Orlando...Averaged 11.0 points over 30.2 minutes in six games (three starts) in first-round Playoff loss to Nets...2007-08: Started for Sophomore team in T-Mobile Rookie-Sophomore game at New Orleans (8 pts, 17 mins)... Dished out a career-high seven assists on Jan. 23, 2008 at Boston...Missed four games with hyperextended left knee (Dec. 3-9)...Averaged 6.4 points in 20.8 minutes in five games (all starts) in first round Playoff loss to Magic...2008-09: Notched 15.4 points in 78 games (59 starts)...Had 23 20-plus scoring games...Missed three of season’s final five games with sore left heel...Moved into the starting lineup on Dec. 31 and started all 45 of his remaining games...2009-10: Appeared in a career-high 80 games (all starts) and notched career-best .470 from the field...Had a career-high 121 3PT FGM (121-325, .372 from Downtown)...Ranked 17th in the NBA with 1.39 blocks...Recorded 27 games with 20-plus points...Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds on Jan. 11, 2010 at Indiana...Missed two games: Dec. 9 at Milwaukee (sore right ankle) and Jan. 22 at Milwaukee (sore lower back)...2010-11: Ranked 15th in NBA with career-high 21.4 points...Recorded nine 30-plus scoring games...Scored a career-high 41 points (16-24 FGA, 2-3 from Downtown) in loss to Knicks at MSG, Dec. 8, 2010; marked highest point total ever for a Raptor vs. Knicks(Knicks won, 113-110 on Felton’s 3PT FGM with :02.7 left)...Started each of his 66 games...Missed four consecutive games (Dec. 27-Jan. 2) with strained left calf; then missed eight of the last 10 games (Mar. 26-Apr. 13) due to sore right ankle...2011-12: Despite being limited to 31 games (all starts) with injury, still led Raptors in scoring (19.5 ppg) and ranked 10th in NBA with career-best .873 from the line...Had five 30-plus scoring games with season-high 36 on Jan. 24 at Phoenix...Missed a total of 35 games over the season due to left calf injury; sustained original left calf injury with 3:13 remaining in third quarter on Jan. 11 vs. Kings...Missed 20 straight games (strained left calf) from Jan. 13-Mar. 7; also missed season’s final nine contests.

International Career: Played three seasons with Benetton in Italy’s Lega A and one season with Stella Azzura Roma in the Serie B2 Division...2002-03: Averaged 13.2 points in 23 games for Stella Azzura Roma in Serie B2 Division...2003-04: Member of Benetton’s Italian Cup winning team...Saw limited playing time in his first season with Benetton, averaging 4.9 points...2004-05: Helped Benetton to a second consecutive Italian Cup, averaging 12.2 points in 28 Lega A contests, shooting a career-best .623 (114-183) from the field...2005-06: Led Benetton to Italy’s Lega A Championship, downing Climarnio Bologna in championship series...Named Top European Young Player of the Year (15.3 ppg).

Personal: Andrea Bargnani...Name pronounced AN-dre-ah BARN-neon-ee...Played for the Italian Under-18 and Under-16 National Teams...Mother Luisella Balducci is a high school English teacher...Favorite actor is Denzel Washington, favorite entertainers are Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake.

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Height: 7'0''/ 2.13m
Weight: 250 lbs./ 113.4 kg
Born: October 26, 1985
From: Rome, Italy
Draft: 1st Round (1st pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 7
Previous Teams:
  Toronto Raptors 2013 - 2013
  New York Knicks 2013 - 2013
  Toronto Raptors 2006 - 2012
Prior to NBA/Country: Benetton Treviso/Italy

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