“The fifth Italian in the NBA is going to be Alessandro Gentile. He will move to the Rockets this summer” said Hackett. Alessandro Gentile signed a contract extension with EA7 last summer and he was supposed to remain in Europe for two more years before moving overseas. But his plans seem different now and he is ready to join the Rockets in 2015.
September 20, 2017 | 5:42 pm EDT Update
Candace Buckner: Some #Wizards breaking news… Markieff Morris will undergo surgery this Friday. Expected to miss start of camp.
Keith Pompey: Colangelo on if Embiid had a setback: “No. He’s a 7-foot, 280-pound specimen that had knee surgery in the offseason. You know, cut his season short. He had five-and-half, six months to his return to play. It looks like if you walked into the gym. He could be playing five-on-five basketball. But once again, we are going to take our cues from people that now best.”
The loss of Jeremy Lin and the departure of Greivis Vasquez pushed the development of Isaiah Whitehead more than anybody expected. He started 26 games —a third of the season— and gained valuable experience at the point. One year later, the Nets are logjammed at the guard position with eight players fighting for minutes. Kenny Atkinson addressed this at Tuesday’s press conference. “He’s gotta compete. He’s gotta compete for minutes, compete for a job,” Atkinson said.
“I thought Isaiah had some really great moments last year. I really believe in him. Obviously he’s still a young player, but I’m anxious to see him compete in training camp. I think he fits how we wanna play.” Then, Kenny Atkinson reiterated what he had said in the off-season. “One thing we learned last year is that we can put this guy at the 2, the 3 and the 1. And that was a revelation. We talk about development and where guys fit in this league, obviously him being a versatile player like that is gonna give him some opportunity. Very excited about Isaiah’s future.”