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.
Italian star Alessandro Gentile, one of the Euroleague’s top wing players, is determined to sign an NBA deal this summer, preferably with coach Mike D’Antoni and the Houston Rockets. The Rockets own the draft rights to Gentile, a 6-foot-7 perimeter player who was the No. 53 overall pick by Minnesota in 2014.