"I would have done it for free because the money at this time has no importance," Bargnani said.
Bargnani signed a veteran's minimum deal earlier in the offseason with an option for a second season.
For the past two years, Bargnani dealt with injuries and inconsistencies, playing in just a combined 71 games for the Knicks. With the Nets, Bargnani said he hopes to regain his form.
"I just hope to be able to have a decent playing time, scoring as many points and exceed goals, as I always have," Bargnani said. "I don't think I have been lucky. Luck is good health that allows you to show your talent at the right time. The rest is the work. I made choices, risky indeed and I intend to continue to risk. I accept all criticism, I'm living in a dream."
Good, let's do that then! We can't? Oh...
I'm glad Bargnani is excited to be here. If the guy can contribute anything, his deal is a steal. So if he even remotely resembles the player he once was, he'll be a useful piece for Brooklyn. I'm not banking on anything spectacular, and I don't think the Nets are either. But there's no doubt he's motivated, and he has something to prove. That's a good foundation for a renaissance season.