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Alessandro Gentile talked with La Gazzetta dello Sport also about his future. Gentile has a contract beyond this season with Olimpia Milano with whom he has won the Serie A Championship last June as captain. Alessandro Gentile was selected by the Houston Rockets in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft and he did not rule out jumping overseas very soon. “The Rockets make me feel like one of their family even if I never went to Houston yet. They came to Europe very often to watch me and the contacts are frequent. The NBA is a challenge that fascinates me more and more and could come vert soon. But now I am just focused on winning a back-to-back title with Olimpia Milano. But the final results of this season won’t affect my future decisions” said Gentile. Sportando

Emiliano Carchia: Alessandro Gentile to La Gazzetta dello Sport: The NBA is a challenge that fascinates me more and more and that could come very soon. Now I am just focused on winning a second championship with Olimpia Milano but our results won’t affect my future decisions Twitter @sportando

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A former league executive gave an insightful reason why international players—and perhaps examples such as Brandon Jennings and Emmanuel Mudiay—are better served playing overseas than in the D-League: The high cost of traveling invariably prompts owners to send their higher-echelon executives to see those players, while scouts and lower-rung executives are more apt to get the Santa Cruz itinerary. Who the top decision-maker has seen live, or most often, can tip the scales when it comes to pre-draft skull sessions. Bleacher Report

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MLive: Other than basketball, what was the coolest part about playing in Italy that year? Jennings: Just being able to travel, going to other countries. At that time, I was still only 18 so to be able to able to go to the Spanish Steps, go to the Coliseum. I did my first national commercial ever in Italy. So it was dope. MLive: What was the coolest sight you saw? Jennings: The Coliseum. I was out there all day with Under Armor doing a commercial so I was just soaking all that in. Booth Newspapers

MLive: If they made a movie about your life, who would star in it? Jennings: If they made a movie about my life who would star in it? Denzel Washington would probably be a person that stars in it. My girlfriend in the movie would probably be Halle Berry. And who would be me? I'll just play myself. MLive: Twenty years from now, what do you see yourself doing? Jennings: I see myself retired, becoming a businessman, making money outside of basketball and just living. I just want to be left alone, chilling. Smoking my cigars and just chilling. Booth Newspapers

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Openjobmetis Vares agreed to terms with Eric Maynor, as reported by La Prealpina. The former NBA guard will be announced soon by the Italian Serie A team. Sportando

David 'Dubi' Pick: I'm told Eric Maynor was against joining the D-League. He hopes to jumpstart his career overseas. Twitter @IAmDPick

January 9, 2015 Updates

Marco Belinelli wrote on Twitter during the Q&A with the fans that he will play Eurobasket with Italian National Team. “Will we see you again with Italy NT jersey?” asked a fan. “Yes, because Eurobasket is important and I care of Italian National Team jersey” responded the Spurs guard. Sportando

December 30, 2014 Updates

The Italian guard also added he will be at Eurobasket with National Team. “The group with Spain, Germany, Turkey, Serbia and Iceland is very strong. But If we want to win, and we’ll go to Germany and France to win the tournament, it is better to play the strongest opponents early in the tournament” added Belinelli. Sportando

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