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[2014 NBA Draft/2-53] Alessandro Gentile

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., Jun 26, 2014.

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Do you like Houston's choice of Alessandro Gentile at the 53rd pick?

  1. YES

    139 vote(s)
    81.8%
  2. NO

    31 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. torocan

    torocan Member

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    http://www.sportando.com/en/italy/s...s-mvp-morey-congratulates-him-on-twitter.html

    Series A Finals MVP? Definitely not a bad thing to stick on your resume...
     
  2. hongxingli

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    His release is slow, there almost a wait, may get blocked more often in NBA, may get calls too.:p
     
  3. D-rock

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    Why not? Since Asik has been traded and Lin is very likely to be traded to facilitate the Lebron/Melo sweepstakes, who do you see on the remaining Rockets bench that has that spot locked up?

    Gentile is better than Delfino, who was once the Rockets' 6th man.
     
  4. Badrose

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    I'm italian and I know Gentile very well. I can assure you he is a very good player but, just like any european guy, we have to wait and see if he will adapt or not. Gentile is a way better shooter (and assist man) than Belinelli.
     
  5. FeaR

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    From Eurohopes
     
  6. hooroo

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    Not another one?

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a> draftee Alessandro Gentile: It's great to be picked in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBADraft?src=hash">#NBADraft</a>, but I still think my future is with Milan&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NBA?src=hash">#NBA</a></p>&mdash; Davide Chinellato (@dchinellato) <a href="https://twitter.com/dchinellato/statuses/482646469007400960">June 27, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  7. reliableman

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    What is he waiting for? Why bother declaring for the draft?!?!?!?! :mad:
     
  8. NotChandlerParsons

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    I believe he's automatically eligible as he turns 22 this year. So we drafted him without consulting him or his agent basically.
     
  9. Jontro

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    Damn, didnt know that's how it goes down with Euro players. Must be weird to randomly be told that some team from a foreign league just drafted you and if you ever wish to join that foreign league, that team has your rights...
     
  10. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    Wasted pick by DM.
     
  11. Voice of Aus

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    its called asset collecting, and it only cost les money which would have gone to waste had we not used it
     
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  12. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    I know the money would have gone to waste, but you can't call anyone an asset if they don't want to come to the NBA.
     
  13. daywalker02

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    He did not rule out the NBA. I guess he does not feel ready.
     
  14. shastarocket

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    He must have been discouraged by our dearth of pizza places...
     
  15. maczmina

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="pt"><p>According to <a href="https://twitter.com/AndreaBarocci">@AndreaBarocci</a>, Houston Rockets have a two-year guaranteed deal ready for Alessandro Gentile.</p>&mdash; Sportando (@sportando) <a href="https://twitter.com/sportando/statuses/482815885892403201">28 junho 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="pt"><p>Alessandro Gentile has one year left with EA7 but with NBA out this summer. Milano wants to extend him (three-year at €800.000 per year)</p>&mdash; Sportando (@sportando) <a href="https://twitter.com/sportando/statuses/482815769433358336">28 junho 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="pt"><p>Alessandro Gentile between <a href="https://twitter.com/OlimpiaEA7Mi">@OlimpiaEA7Mi</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets">@HoustonRockets</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/CSKABasketball">@CSKABasketball</a>: <a href="http://t.co/zRcgsqvs9c">http://t.co/zRcgsqvs9c</a></p>&mdash; Sportando (@sportando) <a href="https://twitter.com/sportando/statuses/482815604366508032">28 junho 2014</a></blockquote>
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  17. daywalker02

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    the Dleague? :)
     
  18. FeaR

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    2 years guaranteed contract and a promise from McHale to be in the rotation. I hope he comes. We need depth.
     
  19. Dubious

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    I can see how it could be daunting for a Euro to go from being 'the man' on a championship team to just being another bench guy in the NBA. It would be a huge come down for your ego.
     
  20. No Worries

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    Is he the Italian TMac?
     

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