Andrea Bargnani will not play for Team Italy in EuroBasket tournament, according to Zach Harper of CBS Sports.
Bargnani will not play due to pneomonia, and the lack of recovery time, according to Sportando.net:
Andrea Bargnani is officially out from Eurobasket. Il Mago caught pneumonia a few days ago but he won’t be able to play in Slovenia with Italian National Team. Bargnani’s condition is improving but he cannot recover on time for September 4 when Eurobasket will star.
Harris DeckerIt concerns me that Bargnani has pneumonia but as long as he’s being smart and getting it taken care of off the court, this should not effect his season with the Knicks. It is worth pointing out that there was a lot of chatter about him being a “soft” player when the Knicks acquired him. This certainly does not help that image.