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Enel Brindisi is trying to sign Pooh Jeter for the rest of the season. The American point guard with Ukrainian passport may finish his Chinese season on February 16 if his team won't make playoffs. Sportando

January 15, 2014 Updates

The Denver Nuggets are eyeing Alessandro Gentile and they will scout him at the next Italian Cup Final Eight in Milano, scheduled for February 7-9. Alessandro Gentile is the captain of Olimpia Milano and will be at next NBA draft (Draftexpress projected him as 49th pick in its last mock draft). Sportando

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Mario Scotti, agent for Daniel Hackett confirmed at Radio Sportiva that the player is close to Olimpia Milano with a deal longer than six months and without NBA escape next June. Scotti added that Siena and Milano will have a meeting later today trying to finalize the agreement. Hackett is very close to leaving Siena and decided to postpone his NBA dream in case of departure for EA7. Sportando

December 12, 2013 Updates

Gigi Datome of the Pistons is not having a lot of playing time in his rookie season in the NBA. But the captain of the Italian National Team is focused and committed in his new overseas adventure. Datome penned a two-year deal with the Pistons last summer after a season as MVP of Italian Serie A. "I won't give up" said Datome to Tuttosport. "When I had problems in my career, I've always found new motivations to grow" added Datome who confirmed that he will play with Italian National Team next summer. "I hope Italy will get a wild card for FIBA World Cup. The National Team has always been my priority. I will play either in the World Cup or Eurobasket QR". Sportando

December 9, 2013 Updates

“I think Daniel Hackett will stay in Siena all season”, said Scotti. The Italian-American guard will be a free agent in the summer of 2014 and he would like to take a shot in the NBA. As his agent confirmed: “There is interest for him from different NBA teams already”. That makes it really difficult for a European team to pay a buy out to Siena in order to get the player and then lose him at the end of the current season, because the NBA seems to be his priority at this point. EuroHoops.net

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Mens Sana Siena will play the game against Sutor Montegranaro without Kim English. The American player, who sat the entire game against Unicaja Malaga, is not warming up with Montepaschi. Kim English, the former Detroit Pistons, is on his way out from the Italian team he joined last summer. Sportando

November 3, 2013 Updates

Gani Lawal has signed a one-year contract with Italian club Olimpia Milano of the European League, agent Errol Bennett of Three Eye Sports told RealGM. Lawal’s representatives had been finalizing his agreement in recent days, and the two sides signed Saturday afternoon. Lawal also received strong interest from a Turkish team. With Olimpia Milano, he joins former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Samardo Samuels. Lawal inked a multi-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers early last month, but he played six preseason games, would be given only a limited role in the regular season, and was ultimately released on Oct. 26. RealGM

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Gani Lawal has signed with the Philadelphia 76ers on a multi-year contract worth partial salary guarantees, league sources told RealGM. A physical, athletic forward at 6-foot-9, Lawal had a breakout professional season with Virtus Roma and received substantial interest from NBA teams entering the offseason. Ultimately, Lawal signed with a Latvian team but was pried out of the deal with the 76ers showing an increasing interest, and the 24-year-old’s representatives negotiated a release in Lithuania this week. RealGM

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Free agent small forward James White, who registered 57 NBA appearances last season with the New York Knicks, is upon penning a single-season deal with Italian Reggio Emila, European sources told Eurobasket. According to one source with knowledge of the terms, White is set to return to Italy for a third stint after playing for Dinamo Sassari during the 2010-11 season and Scavolini Pesaro the following year. Eurobasket.com

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