HoopsHype Italy rumors

August 19, 2013 Updates

Kyle Weaver will continue his career in Italian Legadue Gold with Azzurro Napoli Basket. The Italian club announced the signing of the American for the coming season. Last season Weaver has played in D-League with Canton Charge and Austin Toros. Weaver has played in Europe with Spirou Charleroi and Alba Berlin. Sportando

August 18, 2013 Updates

Sidigas Avellino is close to signing Jarvis Varnado, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. The big man has played already in Italy with Giorgio Tesi Pistoia in his rookie year and with Virtus Roma. Varnado has played 13 games in the NBA with Celtics and Heat averaging 0.6ppg and 0.7rpg. Sportando

Sidigas Avellino is still looking to a small-forward to put in the roster. Two names are now on the table of GM Antonello Nevola: Kris Joseph and Courtney Fells. Sportando

August 15, 2013 Updates

Andrea Bargnani is unlikely to play Eurobasket in Slovenia with Italian National Team, according to Il Corriere dello Sport. Il Mago caught pneumonia, is undergoing an antibiotics treatment and will be re-evaluated after August 20. Sportando

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Enea Trapani: Double confirmation! Michael Snaer will be the next signing for Enel Brindisi, sources told Sportando Twitter

August 9, 2013 Updates
August 7, 2013 Updates

Curtis Jerrells will sign today his contract with Olimpia Milano, a source told Sportando. The two parts reached a full agreement and Jerrells will be the starting PG of the Italian team. Jerrells returns to Europe after his experience with Besiktas last season. After a few months of action the PG left Turkey and returned in America where he played in D-League. Sportando

Andrea Bargnani may miss Eurobasket in Slovenia with the Italian National Team due to a respiratory tract infection, according to Il Corriere dello Sport. Yesterday the new Knick did not have fever (his temperature reached 39.5° over the last days) but his participation at Eurobasket is at risk. The medical staff of the Italian National excluded that Bargnani had bronchopneumonia. "He may play" told to Il Corriere dello Sport a source with the knowledge of the situation. Sportando

August 5, 2013 Updates

The next signing of Mens Sana Siena could be Darius Johnson-Odom. The Italian champions already agreed with Erick Green, Josh Carter and Othello Hunter. Sportando

Though Bargnani has had a 102-degree fever the past two days and is questionable for the opener vs. Georgia, he has shown the Italian coaching staff he is a different person and player than he was during his ill-fated stint with the national team two years ago. Team Italy began training camp July 24 prepping for next month’s European Championships. “I think he’s more mature,” Team Italy’s associate coach Mario Fioretti told The Post. “He knows better how we need to play at a certain level for European basketball. He’s more aware of what he needs to do and is more wise. He’s more helpful this summer than that last summer [2011], is my feeling.’’ New York Post

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