Andrea Bargnani (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's game against New York, Al Iannazzone of News Day reports.

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Bargnani (illness) has been ruled out for Friday's game against New York, Al Iannazzone of News Day reports.

Analysis:

With tip-off rapidly approaching, Bargnani was a late scratch for Friday's meeting with his former team. Brook Lopez could be asked to shoulder additional minutes Friday and Thomas Robinson could pick up some minutes off the bench in Bargnani's absence.