This is a professional sports journalism website, dammit! We're not here to crack wise; we're here to report the cold, objective facts related to the New York Knicks.
So with that out of the way, let's check up on the headlines making waves online this Sunday afternoon:
Andrea Bargnani has signed a one year deal for the veteran's minimum with the Nets with a player option for a 2nd year, per league sources.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) July 12, 2015
Hmm...yes...well, that is some news. Interesting news. Fascinating, even. A player option for Year 2, eh? So Bargnani gets to decide whether or not he's on your team in 2016-17? That's really something.
This story certainly involves the Knicks, as this fellow Bargnani plied his trade at MSG for the past two seasons. The 2013-14 Knicks were 8.1 points worse per 100 possessions with him on the court. Last year's club -- a.k.a. The Worst Team in Knicks History -- were 9.6 points worse per 100 possessions with Bargs. Those are objective statistical facts, which I -- a professional sports reporter -- have just reported.
The Journalist Code prohibits me from expressing any of my feelings upon learning that Bargnani signed a deal that will place him on the roster of my favorite team's crosstown rival; I am simply reporting a story that might be of interesting to our readers.
So in conclusion, Andrea Bargnani has signed with the Brooklyn Nets. For two years.
Let me repeat: Bargnani is a Net.
Enjoy your week, everybody.