Five Takeaways: Depleted Knicks No Match For OKC On Christmas

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Quiet Bargnani

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Despite starting at power forward, Andrea Bargnani only played 16 minutes in a game where the Knicks were shorthanded. Bargnani has emerged as a strong second scoring option behind Carmelo Anthony, but he only took eight shots in Melo's absence.
 
Andrea needs to be ready to step up and carry the scoring load when needed. With two huge games against his old team coming up next, he should be looking to definitively assert himself with or without Melo at his side.