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Olimpia Milano captain Alessandro Gentile said he will decide his future after the season. The Houston Rockets want to bring him to the NBA from next season. Gentile was selected by the Rockets in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft. “I will decide after the Serie A playoffs whether to go to the NBA from next season or not. It looks like everyone has decided for me. But I am the only one to decide. I am very pleased that the Rockets are so interested in me. They treat me like a player that will go playing with them. Sportando

Marco Belinelli: “My goal is to play Eurobasket. But I am 29 and I have to see how I physically feel after the season. I will make a final decision after the NBA Playoffs. Coach Pianigiani knows how I am, I am gritting my teeth. For the other Italians in the NBA who end the season without playoffs (Bargnani and Gallinari) will be easier to rest, recover and be back in shape. I will talk with the other Italians in the NBA. We want to bring Italy back to highest levels” said Belinelli to Riccardo Pratesi of La Gazzetta dello Sport. Sportando

April 6, 2015 Updates

Will you be playing this summer with the Italian national team? Danilo Gallinari: Yeah. We will be playing together so hopefully we will be able to achieve or accomplish something together. ProjectSpurs.com

April 4, 2015 Updates

Vucevic is inspired by the loyalty displayed by Italian soccer superstar Francesco Totti. Totti, 38, has played his entire career for Roma. "Totti could have gone to bigger teams, made more money, do whatever he wanted. He didn't," he said. "He stayed with that team. He's pretty much a god to that team." Orlando Sentinel

The former Ron Artest told local newspaper La Provincia he sent a message to Kobe Bryant to invite him to come to Italy. "I sent him a message. I'd like to see him playing with me in Italy" he told smiling. Sportando

April 3, 2015 Updates

Marco Belinelli on Eurobasket: "I spoke with Simone Pianigiani (head coach of the Italian National Team), the Federation knows my physical and contract situations. I’d love to play Eurobasket but I have to wait the end of the season to see how my situation evolves. I can’t say now “I will 100% play at Eurobasket." Sportando

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Emiliano Carchia: Alessandro Gentile: It’s too early to talk about the future. I’m a player of Olimpia Milano and I am giving everything for this team. Alessandro Gentile scored 29 points with 7 boards and 4 assists for 30 of evaluation in Milano’s victory 99-85 vs. Baskonia Twitter @sportando

World Peace, who said he will retire when he turns 40, said his new attitude has improved his performance on the court. "When you play angry you can't focus," he said. "I've got five more years to have a great time, so I will be playing with a lot of fire but not anger, just passion." USA Today Sports

"I always wanted to play in Europe for a long time," World Peace said. "They move the ball and they move bodies and that's what I like doing. I'm looking forward to playing team basketball and being smart as well as scoring. I can score but I'm excited about team basketball." USA Today Sports

Heading into the swansong of his career, former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace is a changed man. World Peace, who signed for Pallacanestro Cantu in a move the Italian team called "the coup of the century," is known as much for his controversies as for his on-court talent. "I had an up and down career," the 35-year-old World Peace said Thursday. "I grew up playing basketball on the streets of New York City and it was very, very rough and I started playing in the NBA in the same way. Now the mentality is different from when I was younger. I always had the street mentality, but when you're older you get more mature." USA Today Sports

March 25, 2015 Updates

Alessandro Gentile's three-year contract with Olimpia Milano doesn't include an NBA out in 2015 and there's no buyout clause in his deal, source tells HoopsHype. A 53rd pick in the 2014 draft, Gentile is averaging 13.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 2.5 apg in the Euroleague this season. HoopsHype

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