Italy Rumors

Henry Sims: A non-guaranteed contract isn’t fun to have. You don’t know if you will be cut tomorrow or today. You are working your butt off to sit the bench. I have done that for a good amount of time. I wanted to be able to have some type of comfort and stability and be able to know I would be with a team all season unless something catastrophic happened. I know I’m going to have money coming in. Even if it’s a couple days late, that’s fine. Since I’ve been in the NBA, I’ve played there and I’ve proven myself, it was a little easier to turn down a non-guaranteed deal. I know what I’m worth. I’m better than a one-year, non-guaranteed contract. I can pretty much get the same amount of money guaranteed and travel the world. It’s not a bad decision to make.
Basket Viola Reggio Calabria, the Italian team with which Manu Ginobili played from 1998 to 2000, wore a jersey commemorating him playing 1,000 NBA games. The jersey featured “Manu” written on the top right side next to the Argentinian flag. “It’s a great honor, makes me feel good,” said Ginobili, who achieved the milestone in a Nov. 3 win over Charlotte. “I have great memories of my two years there.” Ginobili described his years in Italy as “a wonderful time.”