HoopsHype Gigi Datome rumors

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Gigi Datome has a one-year, $900.000 offer from the Memphis Grizzlies, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian forward was drawing interest also from the Celtics but in the last hours it seems that Boston is out of race for Datome. Sportando

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Gigi Datome said that he will decide his future in one month. The MVP of the Serie A season has one year remaining on his contract with Virtus Roma but he is unlikely to stay with the Italian team who just renounced to play in Euroleague next season. "I will decide my future in one month. I will check all my options" said Datome who finished the season averaging 16.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.7apg. Datome could continue his career in the NBA. Sportando

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After John Hammond of the Bucks and Bryan Colangelo of the Raptors, Danny Ainge was the third NBA manager to travel to Rome to scout Gigi Datome. The President of the Boston Celtics attended the Serie A game between Virtus Roma and Sidigas Avellino won by the guest 81-75 after one overtime. Sportando

March 27, 2013 Updates

Bryan Colangelo was yesterday in Rome to see the practice of Virtus. The president and GM of the Toronto Raptors talked with the three NBA prospects of Virtus at the end of practice: Gigi Datome, Gani Lawal and Jordan Taylor. Gigi Datome was the main reason of Colangelo's trip in the Italian capital. The captain of Virtus Roma could move to the NBA next season, despite one year remaining on his contract with Virtus. Sportando

March 26, 2013 Updates

Toronto Raptors President and GM Bryan Colangelo was today in Rome to scout Gigi Datome. Colangelo was at the practice of Virtus Roma to watch the forward, captain of the team. Last Sunday another NBA GM, John Hammond of the Bucks, was in Roma to watch the game between Virtus and Bologna to see Datome in action. Sportando

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Gigi Datome, captain and star of Virtus Roma, may sign in the NBA next season. The forward of the Italian National team is having his best season in Serie A, where he scores 17.8ppg with 5.8rpg shooting with 53.9% from two and 46.1% from the arc in 21 games played. Datome, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, is drawing interest from at least three NBA teams and one of them are the Boston Celtics. Sportando

Recently, Datome changed also his agent moving from Side by Side (owned by Toto Ricciotti, former agent of Andrea Bargnani) to Sigma Sports of Matteo Comellini. 'I am sure he can have a future in the NBA' said his teammate in Roma, Jordan Taylor. 'He is a great shooter and player. Several teams may need a player like him' added former Wisconsin PG in an interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Taylor also has NBA goals and one of his targets is to be at the NBA Summer League in July. Taylor is averaging 11.5ppg with 2.7rpg and 2.5apg. At the same time, Virtus Roma started as well negotiations with Taylor to keep him in the team for one more season. Sportando

August 26, 2012 Updates

I asked a couple of people about Datome and they think he’s an intriguing player but they aren’t sure if he’s got the game to be a regular in the NBA. They did both say he’s the fourth best Italian player after the three that are here in the NBA but they figure he’ll stay and make all kinds of money in Europe. But from what I’ve seen, and heard, I bet the fans would indeed take to him, they do like that work ethic and skill. Toronto Star

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