“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.
December 10, 2016 | 1:20 pm EST Update
Albert Nahmad: For those asking: Nets can’t trade for Donatas Motiejunas after season. They’re restricted from acquiring him for one year (until 12/9/17).
December 10, 2016 | 12:31 pm EST Update
Whatever the overwhelming perception is of Durant as a player now that he’s a Bay Area resident, it hasn’t changed how he interacts with fans, mainly of the younger generation. After finishing his pregame shooting regimen at home or on the road, he always makes time to stop and sign autographs and pose for pictures with the kids before his entry into the locker room. He’s one of the true superstars in the league who consistently gives young fans a moment of his time before every game. “The people who really enjoy the game, who really know the game, who don’t care about none of that [off the court] stuff are kids, and they matter the most,” Durant said.