Worst Knicks of the 2010s: Andrea Bargnani, Power Forward
Now we are getting into the strength of the Worst Knicks of the 2010s lineup: the big men. Starting at power forward is someone who cost the Knicks three draft picks (2016 first round, 2014 second round, 2017 second round), on top of Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, and Quentin Richardson.
Yeah, the Knicks traded the whole kit and caboodle for Andrea Bargnani to stretch the floor, only to see him shoot 27.8% from downtown in his first season in New York.
After winning 54 games in 2012-13, the trade for Bargnani marked the beginning of the end for that team. A year after the awkward big man arrived at the Garden, the Knicks were back to being perennial losers.
Bargs played 71 games in New York, and somehow still makes the leaderboard for embarrassing moments as a Knick. Remember the game in 2013 against Milwaukee when the Knicks had a two-point lead and after grabbing an offensive rebound, he decided to shoot a three rather than run out the clock or get fouled?
It was a frustrating experience watching the former number one overall pick play, especially considering what the Knicks gave up to get him.