“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 17, 2017 | 11:04 pm EST Update
Luol Deng, who injured his right wrist January 15 against the Detroit Pistons, is out tonight against the Denver Nuggets. Deng had an X-ray, the results of which were negative, and has been diagnosed with a sprained right wrist. He is out indefinitely.
January 17, 2017 | 9:34 pm EST Update
Do you want to stay in Toronto? Is that your first choice? Kyle Lowry: When the time comes, then I will worry about it. It definitely will be an option. It’s definitely home. I have been given the keys to it, [and it’s where] I have been most successful. When that time comes, I’ll think about it, but for now I just want to keep winning and try to get to that next level and take it game by game and day by day.
What goes through your mind when you see the numbers point guards are putting up, especially Westbrook and Harden? Kyle Lowry: It’s mind-blowing. It’s mind-blowing. It’s fun as a fan of the game and a student of the game to watch those guys just play and do the things that they are doing. I think James did it again, back-to-back 40 points with triple-doubles [recently]. It’s unbelievable. You just watch and enjoy the moment right now. Especially going out there, every night playing against every point guard, it is unbelievable. It is really fun, understanding that there are no nights off, there is always someone coming at you at the point guard position. It is pretty cool right now to be in this age and era of basketball, especially for a point guard.