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Brooklyn Nets confirm departure of Andrea Bargnani

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The Brooklyn Nets have confirmed the departure of Andrea Bargnani.

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The Eastern Conference franchise revealed the move to request waivers for the Italian veteran in an official press release citing the decision of new General Manager Sean Marks. 

Bargnani joined the Nets in July 2016 but, after 46 appearances this season, the former first overall pick is now looking for a new team.

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The player himself took to Twitter in the aftermath of the Nets' announcement, to post his own brief reaction:

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Bargnani's exit is the first official transaction made by Marks since his hiring as Nets GM last Thursday and comes just six months into the Italian's two-year, veteran's minimum deal.

After failing to settle since his arrival from cross-city rivals the Knicks last summer - averaging just 6.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 13.8 minutes of action this season - the move will not come as a huge surprise to many, however.

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Where next?

Since joining in the league as the number one pick back in 2006, Bargnani has largely failed to live up to the high expectations that accompanied his arrival in Toronto.  

After seven seasons with the Raptors, two with the Knicks and half a campaign with the Nets it remains to be seen whether another team will take a chance on the power forward/center.   

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Eastern Conference
NBA
Brooklyn Nets
Atlantic Division
Andrea Bargnani
New York Knicks

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