“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.
May 28, 2016 | 5:06 pm EDT Update
The New Orleans Pelicans released the following statement on the passing of Bryce Dejean-Jones: “It is with deep sadness that the Pelicans organization acknowledges the sudden passing of Bryce Dejean-Jones. We are devastated at the loss of this young man’s life who had such a promising future ahead of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryce’s family during this difficult time.”
NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones was killed early Saturday after police say he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him. Dejean-Jones, a guard for the New Orleans Pelicans, broke into a unit in the Camden Belmont Apartments, just east of U.S. 75 and Fitzhugh Avenue, about 3:20 a.m.
The commotion startled the man sleeping inside, who police say grabbed his handgun and “called out,” but got no answer. Police say Dejean-Jones then kicked the door to the bedroom — and the man fired. Dejean-Jones, 23, ran out of the apartment and “collapsed in the breezeway,” police say. He was taken to a local hospital, where he died.