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NEW YORK -- The New York Knicks believe a new home will help Andrea Bargnani regain his old form. Nike Air Force 1 Cheap China . The Knicks acquired the former No. 1 overall pick from Toronto, hoping he can rally from a poor 2012-13 season and help them remain among the top teams in the Eastern Conference. Bargnani battled an elbow injury last season and his scoring average dropped to just 12.7 points in 35 games in what was his worst season since his second year in the league. But the Knicks sent three players and three draft picks to the Raptors, counting on Bargnanis outside shooting and hoping for improvement in his rebounding and defence. "I think the opportunity here of a fresh start in New York -- and hes very excited about that opportunity -- will lend to him getting back on track to being the player that we all hoped he would be," Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said Thursday during a conference call. Bargnani was the top pick in 2006 and just three seasons ago averaged a career-best 21.4 points. But the Raptors made the playoffs only once since drafting him and were eager to rid themselves of the two years and about $22.2 million remaining on his contract. The 7-footer from Rome shot less than 40 per cent last season and his 3-point shooting has hovered around 30 per cent for the last two years. He said thats because of his injuries, including a sprained right elbow last season. "Last years were tough for me because I had so many injuries," Bargnani said. "I wasnt really able to play continuously during the season and that really affects your rhythm and your shape. "I missed like more than half of the season, so it was definitely a huge factor in my last years season. It wasnt a major injury, but it was very tricky and it forced me to stay sidelined for many games. So it was really bad." He said he is healthy now and will play this summer for Italy in the European championships. The Knicks also announced the re-signing of J.R. Smith, the Sixth Man of the Year last season. They previously re-signed guard Pablo Prigioni but are losing Chris Copeland, who accepted an offer from Indiana that they couldnt match. That leaves them with plenty of work to do to avoid falling back after a 54-win season in 2012-13 and their first Atlantic Division title since 1994. Grunwald said they have only 10 players under contract and are hoping to bring in a third point guard and some depth in the front court. Kenyon Martin is being considered for the latter after playing well for the Knicks after joining them late last season. "Were evaluating our options in that regard and certainly Kenyon is getting our full consideration as we look at all the options we have," Grunwald said. For now, they have little more than the deal for Bargnani, which sent forwards Steve Novak and Quentin Richardson, and centre Marcus Camby to Toronto. The Knicks also sent the Raptors a 2016 first-round draft pick and second-round selections in 2014 and 2017. That may be a lot to give up for a player who has averaged just 4.8 rebounds for his career. But the Knicks believe his offensive skills -- he scored a career-high 41 points at Madison Square Garden in 2010 -- will fit nicely with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. "We think that will cause other teams difficulties as they try to match up with us," Grunwald said. Fans in Toronto turned on Bargnani toward the end, and he said he understood given the teams struggles. Now he stands as the big move for a Knicks team that watched the neighbouring Nets potentially blow past them with their acquisitions of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from Boston. With few options left for any more upgrades, the Knicks need this move to pay off with teams all around them improving after New York finished second in the East and reached the second round for the first time in 13 years. "We wanted to again take another step forward this year and we felt that Andrea was a step forward for us, and not withstanding what other teams do, we have to get better," Grunwald said. "We made a big step forward last season, but obviously were not satisfied." Nike Air Force 1 Wholesale China . William Carrier opened the scoring for Cape Breton (6-4-2), but Andrew Ryan tied the game and Brent Andrews put the Mooseheads (8-6-0) in front for good with a short-handed goal at 13:49 of the second period. Air Force 1 Cheap Online . Vettel, who has already clinched his fourth straight F1 title, enters the finale with a chance to equal Michael Schumachers 13 victories in a year and match the record of nine consecutive wins by Alberto Ascari in the 1952 and 1953 seasons. . Thats about all he can do right now, so hes trying not to think about when he might be able to play again for the Los Angeles Lakers.Sky Sports are serving up two huge matches this Sunday, with the Capital One Cup final closing out the day after an old rivalry reignites in the Premier League. Louis van Gaals Manchester United host title-chasing Arsenal in what could well prove to be a massive game for both sides respective aspirations in Englands top flight this season. While the Gunners hold a strong lead over their hosts in the table, United wont have given up hope of a place in the top four just yet, aiming to put pressure on local rivals Manchester City, whose date at Wembley ensures they have no league fixture this weekend. Arsenal players dominate the combined XI, according to data Petr Cech (Arsenal) - 7.08 ratingSecond only to Watfords Heurelho Gomes in the highest rated keeper stakes, Cech comfortably makes this XI at the expense of David de Gea. Theres no doubt that the two shot stoppers are among the finest in England but its the Arsenal number one who has secured the higher rating (7.08 to 6.70), with a tally of 85 saves not only 27 more than the Spaniard but enough to rank second once more in the Premier League. Petr Cech remains one of the most impressive goalkeepers in the Premier League Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) - 7.13 ratingBellerin takes his place at right-back with a solid rating from The youngster has developed incredibly well in a short space of time to become the undisputed first choice in his position at the Emirates. The 20-year old has missed just two league matches all season, completing the third most dribbles of any Premier League defender (36). Hector Bellerin has emerged as a creative force for Arsenal at right-back Chris Smalling (Manchester United) - 7.18 ratingWhile United have flattered to deceive for much of the campaign, Smalling has been one of the real success stories for the club and a favourite of Louis van Gaal despite a couple of cases of mistaken identity from the Dutchman! Smalling has played his part in more clean sheets this season than any other centre-back in the league (12). Chris Smalling has grown into an important defender for Manchester United Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) - 7.41 ratingTaking his place alongside Smalling, France international Koscielny has again been the stand-out performer of Arsenals centre-backs this season. The 30-year old ranks third of all Premier League players in terms of interceptions per game (3.7) and has weighed in with three goals at the opposite end to aid in the Londoners title bid. Laurent Koscielny boasts impressive interception stats for Arsenal Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) - 7.26 ratingProving to be one of the most reliable full-backs in the Premier League over the last 18 months, Monreal has turned his career around at Arsenal having struggled to make an immediate impact. His place in this XI may well have come under threat were it not for an early season-ending injury to Luke Shaw, but the Spaniard has impressed nonetheless, featuring from the off in all but one of the Gunners league games to leave Kieran Gibbs watching on from the sidelines. Nacho Monreal has established himself in the left-back slot for Arsenal Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) - 7.31 ratingImpressing in a number of midfield positions for Arsene Wenger this season, Ramsey takes his place in the centre in the absence of Santi Cazorla. The Welshmans energy in the middle ground is key to Arsenals transitions and while he would hope to have had a direct hand in more goals - scoring four and assisting three in the league - no United central midfielder has come close to that input. Ramsey has been used in a number of different positions by Arsenal Francis Coquelin (Arsenal) - 7. Air Force 1 Cheap Outlet. 14 ratingSet to feature alongside Ramsey at Old Trafford this weekend, the return from injury of Coquelin has been a real boost to Wenger. The Frenchman is another whose Arsenal career seemed to be hanging in the balance only to have become an integral part of the side. The 24-year old has unsurprisingly averaged the most tackles per game for his club this season (2.7) whilst maintaining a superb 90.5 per cent pass accuracy to keep things ticking over. Francis Coquelin brings bite to the Arsenal midfield in defensive areas Jesse Lingard (Manchester United) - 6.86 ratingUndoubtedly the shock inclusion in this XI, while Lingards rating is the lowest on show he has made significant strides this season. Indeed, the youngster has secured a higher rating than the likes of Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with the latter sidelined regardless. United have played with more intensity and pace with the 23-year old involved, and while hes been guilty of some big misses, Lingard has had a direct hand in six goals in his last nine appearances in all competitions. Jesse Lingard has made the breakthrough at Manchester United Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) - 7.79 ratingIf Lingards appearance here is a shock, Ozils certainly isnt with the German securing the highest statistical rating from of any player from the two sides, ranking second to Riyad Mahrez in the Premier League. The playmaker registered his first assist of the year against Leicester last time out in the league, taking his tally to a whopping 17. Thats seven more than any other player in Englands top flight, creating the most chances (106) by 28. Mesut Ozil continues to provide the assists for Arsene Wengers side Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) - 7.55 ratingSanchez takes his place on the left with an excellent score but there is no question that he has struggled to recapture his form following a return from injury. Wenger will need the Chilean to do just that in the title race, starting this Sunday, with a modest return of six league goals coming despite averaging the third most shots per game in the league (3.9), whilst also ranking fourth for dribbles (3.2). Alexis Sanchez is feeling his way back to form after a fine start to the season Anthony Martial (Manchester United) - 7.25 ratingCompleting the line-up, and only the third United player to make the XI, Martial takes the striker spot ahead of fellow countryman Giroud (7.08 rating). The 20-year old had a lot to live up to following his mega money transfer from Monaco and while most would argue that he still has some way to go to warrant such a price tag, there is no doubt the youngster has been Uniteds brightest attacking spark. With seven goals and three assists he has made a solid start to life in England, with the outlet he provides best highlighted by having completed at least 35 more dribbles (56) than any team-mate. Martial has brought dribbles and goals to Manchester United All statistics courtesy of, where you can find live in-game data as well as player and team ratings. 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