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Reports: Bargnani in, Shumpert, Felton out

10/21/2013

Andrea Bargnani will be in the lineup in Toronto on Monday night after battling back stiffness on Sunday, according to reports.

Bargnani sat out of the Knicks' scrimmage at Columbia University on Sunday when his back stiffened up during warmups.

Iman Shumpert, according to reports, will sit out of Monday's preseason game with a right elbow strain.

Shumpert first suffered the injury on Thursday in the Knicks' win over the Wizards. New York will also be without Raymond Felton on Monday. Felton has missed the past two practices with a hamstring strain, first suffered last Thursday against Washington.

In addition, fellow point guard Pablo Prigioni will reportedly sit on Monday due to an illness.

Woodson, according to reports, will start Beno Udrih and Tim Hardaway Jr. in the backcourt against the Raptors. Bargnani, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler are expected to start up front.

STAT, J.R. ALMOST CLEAR FOR CONTACT: Woodson reiterated on Monday that J.R. Smith and Amar'e Stoudemire could be cleared for contact on Tuesday when the Knicks hold a full practice.