“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.
January 20, 2018 | 9:59 pm EST Update
Eddie Sefko: Rick Carlisle on voting for WC all-star reserves: “It’s the most difficult I’ve ever seen it from the standpoint of so many deserving guys at all positions. Some guys who are deserving are most likely going to be left out. I just know the West is packed with great players.”
“We do have another option. So on a night Frank (Ntilikina) is not having a great night or something, we have Trey (Burke) for that opportunity,” Hornacek said. “Same with Jarrett (Jack). We have three guys for that spot. And we’ll look at how it goes. Nobody is great every single night.”
It was Perry who convinced Burke to sign with the Westchester Knicks of the G-League, which he parlayed into his current NBA contract for the remainder of the season. “Scott Perry, that’s my guy,” said Burke, who said he turned down a $3 million offer from a team in China for his G-League opportunity. “He told me he was going to give me an opportunity to come (to Westchester) and start there, and if I do what I do, he’ll give me an opportunity (with the Knicks).”