The Knicks have officially announced the Andrea Bargnani trade.
“Seven-foot versatile players with a good midrange offensive game and an ability to stretch the other team’s defense are hard to come by,” Executive Vice President and General Manager Glen Grunwald said.
Toronto will receive Steve Novak, Marcus Camby, Quentin Richardson, a first round draft pick and two second round draft picks in exchange for Bargnani.
“Andrea has great size and can create huge match-up problems for our opponents,” Head Coach Mike Woodson said. “He can score both inside and out. He will be a great complement to Carmelo, Tyson and Amar’e.”
Bargnani averaged 12.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 28.7 minutes in 35 games during the 2012-13 season.
He will wear No. 77.
For Tommy Dee’s thoughts on Bargnani being the best pick-and-pop shooter in the NBA, click here.