Benetton Treviso Rumors
Former world champion Jorge Garbajosa of Unicaja announced on Wednesday that is retiring as a player at age 34. Garbajosa played for four different Euroleague teams in a 17-year career: Tau Ceramica, Benetton Treviso, Unicaja and Real Madrid, as well as Khimki Moscow Region in the Eurocup and Toronto in the NBA. Garbajosa reached the Euroleague title game in 2003 with Benetton, the same year that he was named to the All-Euroleague First Team. He was subsequently a second-team selection with Unicaja in 2006, just before he won the World Championships as a member of the Spanish national team.
The process of buying out his contract with Benetton Treviso (his previous team still controls his contract) will begin Saturday in Treviso. Whenever he arrives, the Rockets have reason to believe he will be a better player than he was when he was drafted. “Donatas improved all aspects of his game but made the most significant leap forward in rebounding,” Morey said.
Benetton Treviso informed that Jeff Adrien officially left Benetton Treviso to return to the States. The big man exercised the NBA out in his contract and will sign a two-year deal with the Houston Rockets. Adrien was averaging 13ppg and 9rpg in Serie A and lead with five double double registered in the first part of the Italian season.
Brian Scalabrine tried to soothe any hard feelings his departure from Benetton Treviso created after officials from that Italian team criticized him for leaving early to try out for the Bulls. Scalabrine had played well overseas, making good on his plan that he first shared with the Tribune last spring. “I really enjoyed learning from the coach (Alexander Djordjevic),” said Scalabrine, who has not been officially cleared by FIBA to return to the NBA. “The organization treated me unbelievably fairly. When I left, I gave them back all the money they paid me. I went over with the intent to stay all year if the lockout lasted that long. “The only thing they were upset about was me leaving Friday instead of, say, two days before training camp. But I was trying to put myself in the best position to make the Bulls. I didn’t want to be on Italian time while I’m trying to make the team.”
Scalabrine, a favorite of fans, coaches and teammates, is in camp on a non-guaranteed contract. “I have a good chance,” he said. “I have to earn my way, same as last year. There’s an opportunity. I was playing 35 minutes a night in Italy, so I’m in shape.”
Brian Scalabrine and Benetton Treviso officially parted ways. The American forward will return to the US trying to sign a contract in the NBA. Scalabrine has played 7 games in Serie A averaging 11.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.4apg per 15.6 of ranking. “I am going back to the States trying to get a contract in the NBA. Since I came to Treviso my goal was to return to the NBA” said Brian Scalabrine.
Emiliano Carchia: Brian Scalabrine will certainly leave Benetton Treviso and return to the NBA. Few more shows in Serie A for the White Mamba. We’ll miss him
Gary Washburn: Agent Mark Bartelstein tells Globe #celtics 2nd round pick E’Twaun Moore will play 1 more game for Benetton Treviso and then head to Boston
You’ve been a role player in the NBA. How does it feel to have a bigger role playing with Benetton Treviso? Brian Scalabrine: The funny thing about that is that I’m doing the same thing I did in the NBA, the only difference is that I have more minutes. If you watch my games, I still rely on my teammates to create shots for me. I’m still a role player, using the system, using my teammates to help me get my shots and get a little advantage against my defenders. A lot of people would probably say like, “You didn’t play that much in the NBA.” But I’d say to them “Hey listen, I’m behind guys who are going to the Hall of Fame. I’m behind power forwards that make hundreds and hundreds of million of dollars.” Quite honestly, Kevin Garnett, Kenyon Martin are better than me. Carlos Boozer, Joakim Noah, they are better than me. Now I’m having the opportunity to play and I’ve been really enjoying that.
29 Oct 11
Benetton Treviso officially signed for the upcoming season Brian Scalabrine. Former Bulls was signed as American while he is waiting for the Italian passport. Scalabrine, who won also an NBA title with Boston Celtics, is in Treviso since weeks practicing with the team. Treviso also announced the loan to Asseco Prokom Gdynia of Donatas Motiejunas.
Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas has returned to play for Benetton Treviso in Italy according to his agent, Herb Rudoy, in a text message to FOX 26 Sports. Rudoy did not indicate in his text message if Motiejunas has an out-clause in his contract which would allow him to return to the NBA when the lockout ends.
Basketball legend Sasha Djordjevic, new head coach of Benetton Treviso, had great words for Brian Scalabrine after just one day of the former NBA player in Italy. “He is a great guy. And in one day he is already well-adjusted in the group. He asks info on the schemes, on the team and FIBA rules. He brought excitement for our young players and he will be a guide for all of them. I am sure he will teach the younger athletes that we are not here to punch the clock. He is already a leader” said Djordjevic.
Brian Scalabrine is headed to Italy. The free-agent forward, who spent last season with the Bulls, will attend Benetton Treviso’s training camp without a contract before making a decision on his future. That’s the same team for which Toni Kukoc once played.
Scalabrine couldn’t get an NBA out in talks with the club should the NBA lockout end. So with a wife and two young daughters home in the States, the fan favorite will attend training camp in Italy and monitor the state of the lockout. Before the lockout started, Bulls management told Scalabrine it’s open to his return. “I’m going off the grid, growing the beard and going dark for now,” Scalabrine joked via text message.
Brian Scalabrine is in Italy and will tryout with Benetton Treviso for few weeks with the aim to make the team for the coming season. The forward won the NBA title with Boston in 2008 and spent five seasons with Celtics from 2005 to 2010.
Ex @warriors big @adrien4 to sign one-year deal with Italy Benetton Treviso with an out if NBA lockout ends, source tells Yahoo! Sports
“There were some offers on the table,” said Moore. “I just wanted one where I could come back and play for the Celtics when it was time. That was very important to me. Playing in the NBA has always been a dream of mine, and (Treviso) respected that.”
Beyond playing some professional basketball for Benetton Treviso during the NBA lockout, Celtics rookie E’Twaun Moore is especially thankful for something else – the option in a one-year, $200,000 contract that will allow a return to the Celtics once the NBA lockout ends. “I probably would have stayed here,” Moore said this afternoon of what he would have decided if agent Mark Bartlestein hadn’t been able to find a team willing to give him an escape clause. “I was real fortunate to find this situation.”
E’Twaun Moore, the Celtics’ second round pick last June, is about to get the best of both worlds. The Purdue guard signed a one-year contract this morning with Benetton Trevoso of Italy’s Serie A. The deal, worth approximately $200,000, includes a clause that will allow Moore to return to the Celtics if the current NBA lockout ends. Agent Mark Bartlestein finally reached agreement with the team after negotiating with four Europeam teams, including another Serie A team – Cimberio Varese. Varese, however, was unwilling to give Moore an escape clause.
Boston Celtics second-round draft pick E’Twaun Moore has officially signed a deal with Benetton Treviso of Italy’s Lega Serie A, according to his agent. Moore’s deal includes the much-coveted opt-out clause that will allow him to return stateside should the NBA lockout end during Treviso’s season. It’s a great situation for E’Twaun,” Moore’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said. “Treviso is a terrific team that plays top European competition and, if the lockout ends, there’s an option to terminate the contract — a small window of time — so we’ll just see what happens. “It’s an exciting chance for him to play — play at a high level — and make some money in a great environment.”
Moore’s camp expressed gratitude toward Treviso for structuring the contract in a way that will give him the chance to compete for an NBA job. “Treviso was willing to show the flexibility and realize E’Twaun’s dream of playing in the NBA,” Bartelstein said. “We’re extremely grateful for that flexibility.”
Moore and his American agent were close to accept the proposal when Benetton Treviso entered in the negotiations and accepted all the first requests of the rookie with the risk to lose him during the season when the lockout will end. Moore finished his NCAA season with Purdue averaging 18ppg, 5.1rpg and 3.2apg in 34 games.
Italy and Serie A seem to be in the destiny of rookie E’Twuan Moore. Former Purdue standout, selected by Boston Celtics with the 55th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, was close to Cimberio Varese until few days ago. The two parts initially agreed to a short NBA out when the lockout will end, but Moore asked to put an NBA out to exercise even if he won’t have a written proposal by Celtics, who hold his rights in NBA. Cimberio Varese did not accept the new offer made by Moore and his American agent and decided to give up on the negotiation. In the night between Tuesday and Wednesday the two parts talked again and Varese made a new proposal: an escape for 15 days when and if lockout ends.