Daniel Hackett Rumors
“The fifth Italian in the NBA is going to be Alessandro Gentile. He will move to the Rockets this summer” said Hackett. Alessandro Gentile signed a contract extension with EA7 last summer and he was supposed to remain in Europe for two more years before moving overseas. But his plans seem different now and he is ready to join the Rockets in 2015.
Hackett is a product of UCS where he has played before returning to Italy where he was born and he grew up. “I hope to play in the NBA. The path is traced, we have four Italians overseas. I live day-by-day trying to stay as calm as possible” said Hackett.
Emiliano Carchia: Daniel Hackett will join Milano on a contract till June 2016. NBA escape on June 2015 (more than $500k?) Siena will get around €500k BO
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.
“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.
Emiliano Carchia: Former USC and Italian International guard Daniel Hackett wrote on Facebook about Kobe Bryant. Hackett plays with Scavolini Pesaro: “I really hope that Kobe Bryant doesn’t demean himself for economic and commercial reasons. Seeing him under those circumstances would be a great disappointment to me, a loss of respect towards a player that is too great to soil himself in this (false?) championship. If by any chance he should get to the court in Pesaro, I really hope that our club Scavolini Siviglia Pesaro) will not accept to give half of the taking to Virtus, to play an overpay player that doesn’t need our people’s money. I have to commit 5 fouls and they’ll be the hardest ones if I have number 24 in front of me. Only thoughts. Daniel Hackett.