Knicks trade for Raptors’ former No. 1-overall pick Andrea Bargnani

Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani (7) drives past Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) during the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors have traded center Andrea Bargnani (7) to the New York Knicks. (Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports)

Drafted first-overall in 2006, Italian 7-footer Andrea Bargnani has failed to live up to his vast potential with Toronto. On Sunday, the Toronto Raptors managed to ship him and his enormous contract over to the New York Knicks for the Marcus Camby, Steve Novak, a future first-round draft pick and two future second-rounders, according to CBS Sports.

Is a player with career averages of 15.2 points and just 4.8 rebounds per contest worth five players? The Knicks certainly believe so, and the franchise is also comfortable paying $22.25 million over the next two seasons to make this happen.

This is not the first time newly hired Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has brought in a slew of Knicks for one extremely well-paid player. Ujiry was with the Denver organization when the Nuggets moved Carmelo Anthony and his massive salary for Danilo Gallinari and a slew of talented role players.

Ujiri admitted when he first was brought on by Toronto that his goal was to move Bargnani as quickly as possible, and just like old times, he found a taker in the Knicks.