Olimpia Milano Rumors
One of the best young wingmen in European basketball switched Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams on Monday when Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens announced the arrival of Alessandro Gentile for the remainder of the season. Gentile (2.01 meters, 24 years old) was averaging 10.8 points as an almost full-time starter for Milan through the first nine games of the Euroleague season. He returns to the Greek capital where Gentile spent part of his childhood when his father, Nando Gentile, suited up for Panathinaikos from 1998 through 2001 and helped the Greens win the EuroLeague title in 2000.
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Italian forward Alessandro Gentile has decided to continue his season in Greece with Panathinaikos, according to Sky Sport Italy. The player has already a deal in place with Greek powerhouse and is now waiting for Milano to give the final ok to finalize the deal. Gentile recently decided to part ways with Milano after a summer full of misunderstandigs and doubts. Italian forward will be avalaible to play in Euroleague from January 5th.
Danilo Gallinari: “In Denver I am very well, there was a chance last year to go to some other team before the deadline in February, but I refused. If I return to Italy would be back to Olimpia but with the intention of winning, I don’t like the idea of nostalgic revisiting.”
His desire to play in the NBA was, and still is, unquestionable while Barcelona seemed reportedly ready to spend a great deal of money and enter a bidding contest with Darussafaka Dogus for one the Italian guard/forward. In any case, if the player was to leave Milano he would have to do it until July 10, according to a specific term in his contract. Since Gentile didn’t use that clause, his status as a Milano player remained the same.