Andrea Bargnani is one of the biggest draft busts of the last decade. After being traded to the New York Knicks, however, he now has an opportunity to revive his career and turn into a productive player.
Over the course of his career, Bargnani hasn't been terrible, but it's been difficult for him to live up to expectations after being taken with the No. 1 overall pick in 2006.
During his time in Toronto, the Italian played on a perennial lottery team and rarely had significant help around him. Now that he's in New York, he'll be playing a smaller role on a better team and will be used in a way that better utilizes his strengths.
We all know Bargnani can score, but we should see him starting to do that with more consistency and efficiency, while also improving his defense and rebounding under the tutelage of Mike Woodson.
Bargnani may never be as good as the Raptors thought he would be in 2006, but if nothing else, the change of scenery should see him develop into a quality role player. Let's take a look at the main reasons why.