HoopsHype Montepaschi Siena rumors

October 30, 2011 Updates

DaJuan Summers is no longer a player of Montepaschi Siena. Former Detroit Pistons forward did not perform as expected and the Italian reigning champs decided to part ways with him. Summers was averaging 4ppg in 3 Serie A games and 4 points in the only game he has played in Euroleague. Montepaschi Siena has already an agreement with Omar Thomas who should replace him but is waiting for the decision of Federal Court which can ban him from competition for more than two years due to his false Slovenian passport used last year to play with Bosman status. Sportando

October 25, 2011 Updates

Ferdinando Minucci, president and GM of Montepaschi Siena, confirmed that DaJuan Summers, after the signing of Igor Rakocevic, risks to be waived. "We cannot hide that there are some problems with Summers. In the next days we will decide about his future. Despite he is an excellent player, he is having difficulties in adapting to European basketball. Usually we win our bets, with him not. Sportando

October 1, 2011 Updates
September 28, 2011 Updates

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Ferdinando Minucci, presidente of Italian Reigning champions Montepaschi Siena, opened the door to Toronto Raptors star Andrea Bargnani. "There are possibilities that Andrea Bargnani might play with us during the NBA lockout. He has a very good relationship with our coach Simone Pianigiani" said Ferdinando Minucci, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport. Sportando

September 7, 2011 Updates
September 1, 2011 Updates

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Montepaschi Siena is interested in Andrea Bargnani for the upcoming season, at least until NBA lockout ends. Il Mago has never talked about the possibility to return overseas during the lockout postponing any decision after Eurobasket where he is playing with Italian National Team. Sportando

Toronto Raptors star is receiving a lot of proposals to play in Europe also by European top tems but Siena is ready to make a big offer for him when NBA will officially put off the beginning of the NBA season. In the meantime, Bargnani is thinking to extend his insurance even for the period after Eurobasket to get ready for a proposal to play overseas if he decides to play somewhere else during the lockout. Sportando

August 30, 2011 Updates

Electronic Arts and Euroleague Basketball are pleased to announce their licensing partnership that makes the leading global interactive entertainment software company an official partner under the video gaming category. Under this agreement EA SPORTS will include Turkish Airlines Euroleague players in the upcoming release of the mythical arcade game NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. This is the first time that European clubs will be officially represented in the NBA JAM franchise, one of the most successful video games in sports history. All fans will be able to choose any of the four participating teams in the last Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. Dimitris Diamantidis and Mike Batiste of Panathinaikos Athens, Lior Eliyahu and Sofoklis Schortsanitis of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Bo McCalebb and Ksistof Lavrinovic of Montepaschi Siena, Sergio Llull and Carlos Suarez of Real Madrid will be amongst the players representing the four Euroleague teams in the 2–on–2 basketball games. Euroleague.net

August 4, 2011 Updates

According to sources close to the situation, Marco Belinelli is close to accepting a one-year deal with NBA out with Montepaschi Siena. The Italian guard spent the last four years in the NBA averaging, in the last one with New Orleans Hornets, 10.5ppg in regular season in 80 games and 9.7ppg in the postseason. Belinelli, who is restricted free agent after Hornets extended the qualifying offer, would gain more than €100.000 per month with Siena with a high bonus if the Italian team will win Euroleague. Sportando

July 6, 2011 Updates

DaJuan Summers decided not to wait around for a solution to the NBA's labor woes. Summers, a former Pistons forward, agreed to a two-year deal over the weekend to play for Montepaschi Siena, a team in Italy's top professional league. "Siena is one of the top teams in all of Europe," Summers' agent, Todd Ramasar, said Tuesday. "It gives him an opportunity to play at a high level and gives him an opportunity to stay active during the lockout." Detroit Free Press

It's not a stretch for me to say Summers and Greg Monroe were probably the most mature players in that locker room this season. Summers would probably be a mature player in a veteran locker room that didn't have any dysfunction, too. Other scouts and executives would often ask the media why he wasn't playing. With his collegiate credentials, physical makeup and youth, more than a few people thought he should've been playing more. Detroit News

One coach compared him to Lakers swingman Shannon Brown (Michigan State), saying his next stop is where he'll get his opportunity and find his niche in the league. Detroit News

DaJuan and I would often talk before games, whether he was active or inactive. It didn't take long for me to figure out why he stayed away from the fray. He considers himself a role model. He has a young son and he would often say, "how would I explain this to him if I got involved with this craziness?" Detroit News

July 3, 2011 Updates

Big signing for Montepaschi Siena who announced for the next two seasons DaJuan Summers. The American player spent the last two years in NBA with Detroit Pistons averaging 3.7ppg in 2010-11. Sportando

June 24, 2011 Updates

Montepaschi Siena will bring back to Europe and Italy David Andersen. The Italian team, as reported by sources close to the situation, signed David Andersen for the coming season and will officialize the deal in the first days of July. Sportando

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