Virtus Roma of the Italian Serie A2 tried to sign Andrea Bargnani for the playoffs. Il Mago is negotiating a buyout with Baskonia where he has signed last summer a two-year deal. Bargnani, native from Rome, grew up with Stella Azzurra before moving to Benetton Treviso and the NBA in 2006-2007.
Tornike Shengelia who played in the past for the Brooklyn Nets before returning to Europe for Baskonia will be a free agent this summer and he wants to cross the Atlantic again: “My goal is to try to return to the NBA. If I stay in Europe it will be in a team that can win trophies and everyone knows that Baskonia is one of them”.
After being cut by San Antonio, Nicolas Laprovittola returns to Europe as a member of Baskonia. The Spanish club announced that the Argentinian guard signed a deal until the end of the season. Laprovittola is replacing an other Argentinian, Pablo Prigionio, who decided to retire from basketball. The 26 years old guard is a member of the Argentinian national team and before signing with the Spurs this summer he spend last season in Europe, playing for Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania and Estudiantes in Spain.