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Acqua Vitasnella Cantù is ready to announce former Orlando Magic forward Dequan Jones. The former NBA spent last season in D-League. Jones has played 63 games with the Magic in 2012-2013. Sportando

July 15, 2014 Updates

Linas Kleiza is very close to signing with EA7 Milano. The Lithuanian star is the main target of Olimpia for the power forward position and the talks between the two parts are progressing. Kleiza spent last season with Fenerbahce and he will likely wear Armani’s jersey next year. Sportando

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The American forward will be free agent this summer but he did not rule out a return to Reggio Emilia in an interview with Prima Pagina. “It is too early to talk about the future. The summer is long. I can say that staying in Reggio Emilia is one of my options. My first target is to return to the NBA. I will check all my options. As of now, I want to enjoy my summer and work to be ready for next season” said White. “I enjoyed a lot playing for Reggio Emilia this season” added The Flight. Sportando

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Olimpia Milano captain Alessandro Gentile will meet on Sunday with Cavaliers and Hawks officials who are in Milan for the Euroleague Final Four. The Italian rising start will be in the next NBA draft and could be selected late in the second round. Gentile averaged 11.4 points per game in Euroleague with 2.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists and is scoring 11 points per game in Serie A. Sportando

May 13, 2014 Updates

Emiliano Carchia: Elston Turner to leave Pesaro (invited by Warriors for a workout). Vuelle trying to keep Anosike sportando.com/en/italy/serie… Twitter @sportando

April 22, 2014 Updates

Danilo Gallinari said that he wants to play in the NBA for 10 more years and then he wants to return to Olimpia Milano. “I want to play in NBA till I will be 35” said Gallinari as reported by ANSA. “My goal is to play 16-17 seasons in the NBA. Then I will return to Olimpia Milano. I can play just with Olimpia Milano’s jersey. There are no other teams for me” added il Gallo. Sportando

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Gabriel Pantel-Jouve: Rodrigue Beaubois turned down an offer from Olimpia Milano. Paris-Levallois is going to bring him for a tryout : catch-and-shoot.com/livenews/rodri… Twitter @Catch_and_Shoot

March 21, 2014 Updates

More on Griffin on Thursday before practice told an inspirational story about working hard. “I’ve heard millions of Kobe (Bryant) stories about late-night workouts,” said Griffin, whose team takes on Detroit on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Center. “One I heard, one time I guess he was in Italy and called Marco Belinelli (of the Spurs) at like 1, 2 o’clock in the morning and asked him if he had a gym for him, and so Marco found him one and he went there to shoot with him. “And he (Belinelli) was like, ‘I thought we were going to just get some shots up, but we had like a full workout.’ Things like that. That’s work ethic, real worth ethic. It’s not just coming in when you have to and going hard. It’s doing extra, going above and beyond.” Los Angeles Daily News

March 15, 2014 Updates

And then when I got to Italy I was like, "What the hell am I doing over here?" I'm going over here to a foreign country and, you know, "What the hell?" I flew into Venice, and the Venice airport is on the mainland, and the city is out in the ocean, so it was like, "Shit." I have seen redemption in my life. I mean, I've experienced it. I was walking the path. I know about God. But it was just leaving that baggage, leaving your luggage alone. You know, you're dropping your bags right there and saying, "Hey, I know what I need to do. I know who's waiting for me." Through the Lakers, through Jerry Buss, through Bill Sharman, God intervened and sent me off to Italy in order for me to get my sanity. Italy was the best thing that ever happened to me. Deadspin.com

March 13, 2014 Updates

Late last month, veteran NBA guard Chris Duhon was ready to get his career restarted, signing a contract to play with JuveCaserta of the Italian League, with an eye on an eventual return to the NBA. But, after agreeing to the deal, Duhon had a change of heart and backed out. The reason, it turned out, is that Duhon’s wife, Andrea, was pregnant with twins, and Duhon decided he needed to remain near her rather than make the trip across the Atlantic. It turned out to be a sound decision, as last week, Andrea Duhon gave birth to twins, two months premature. The babies and their mother are healthy. “Obviously, Chris wants to play, he has a lot of basketball left in him and he was excited to get started again,” Duhon’s agent, Kevin Bradbury, said. “But when he went over the situation, he felt like is family needs him to be home.” Sporting News

Gigi Datome of the Pistons confirmed that he will play for Italian National Team next summer. Italy missed the qualification at FIBA World Cup and will play Eurobasket QR against Russia and Switzerland. Datome is playing his rookie season in the NBA with the Pistons averaging 2.5ppg in just 27 games played. “It is obvious that we would have preferred to play FIBA World Cup because we deserved to play in Spain. Our next goal is to get the pass for Eurobasket 2015. I will play for Italy next summer” said Datome to Repubblica. Sportando

March 11, 2014 Updates

The Philadelphia 76ers are eyeing Casper Ware and may bring him in for a workout, a source told Sportando. Casper Ware parted ways with Italian team Virtus Bologna where he was averaging 11.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.2apg in 22 games in Serie A. Ware was Legadue MVP in his rookie season as pro. Sportando

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