The New York Knicks and the Toronto Raptors have been trying to work out a trade. The deal would send Andrea Bargnani to the New York Knicks and Marcus Camby, Steve Novak and some other pieces to Toronto. The deal was placed on hold earlier tonight but the two sides were able to come to an agreement they view as mutually beneficial.
Bargnani joins a front line along side Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anthony. His role in the Knicks offense could be to help stretch the floor for Carmelo Anthony. Out of his 12.1 shots per game, only 1.7 were at the rim.
His production though should be relatively insignificant with Carmelo taking the majority of the shots. Not to mention Amare Stoudemire being around.
Bargnani is slated to earn $22.5 million over the next two years. The deal cannot officially be completed until July 10th, the leagues date for new business.
Earlier Howard Beck of the New York Times outlined the hurdles for the deal on Twitter.
As @ESPNSteinLine just noted, Knicks and Raps can revive Bargnani deal with NY including a minimum-salary player. Deal will still get done.
— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) July 1, 2013
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