“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 26, 2016 | 9:25 pm EDT Update
Tim MacMahon: Andrew Bogut said he “would have asked for a buyout” if traded to a team other than the Mavs. ESPN.com reported in July that the Warriors presented the big man the option of being traded to the Mavs or Rockets. Bogut declined to specifically discuss the Houston possibility. “I like Dallas,” he said
September 26, 2016 | 8:02 pm EDT Update
Cavs general manager David Griffin and coach Tyronn Lue were about 30 minutes late getting to the podium for the start of media day Monday. The reason: About 10 minutes before they were supposed to speak, Griffin received a phone call from Raymond Brothers, Mo Williams’ agent. Williams wasn’t going to make it out for training camp after all, Brothers told him. Williams had flip-flopped on his own decision to play for one more season and would in fact retire. “Throughout the summer … it was in debate on what Mo was going to choose to do,” Griffin said. “He vacillated a little bit, and so we were planning on this eventuality throughout.”