Andrea Bargnani to Laboral Kutxa: Latest Contract Details and Reaction

July 26th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

After 10 NBA seasons, center Andrea Bargnani signed a two-year deal with Spain's Laboral Kutxa of the EuroLeague on Tuesday, per 

Bargnani most recently spent the 2015-16 season with the Brooklyn Nets, averaging a career-low 6.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game. 

The Italian native made his name with the Toronto Raptors, the team that chose him No. 1 overall in 2006. He was the first European ever to be selected first in the NBA Draft.

In seven seasons with Toronto, the 7-footer was one of the most versatile scorers in the league for a player his size. 

He shot over 36 percent from three-point range while averaging 15.2 points per game as both a power forward and center with the Raptors. Despite his size, he could run the floor and attack the hoop as well:

However, Bargnani battled injury issues he just couldn't shake. After appearing in just 66 games with the Raptors between 2011 to 2013, he was dealt to the Knicks, where he managed to put up similar numbers, averaging 13.9 points per game in two seasons.

But injuries limited h ...

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