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[Woj] Gentile ready to play for the Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rocketpower2, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. rocketpower2

    rocketpower2 Member

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    Good indicator.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Italian star Gentile tells <a href="https://twitter.com/WojVerticalNBA">@WojVerticalNBA</a> that he's ready to join Mike D'Antoni and the Houston Rockets. Story: <a href="https://t.co/ETYGfYuzvk">https://t.co/ETYGfYuzvk</a></p>&mdash; The Vertical (@TheVertical) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheVertical/status/745342968840740864">June 21, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. mikol13

    mikol13 Protector of the Realm

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    Here we go.

    Where that is I don't know, but here we go.
     
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  3. rockets13champs

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    About damn time
     
  4. sabesque

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    MDA already swaying people to come play for the Rockets.
     
  5. J.R.

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    &nbsp;
     
  6. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

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    Have you ever thrown a gentile bar mitzvah????

    Well we will!
     
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    “My goal is to play in the NBA next year,” Gentile told The Vertical. “I really hope this can happen. For me, Mike D’Antoni is like a legend in Italian basketball, an example for everyone. For him to coach me would be very, very nice.”

    My dream is that I want to play in Houston with Mike D’Antoni,” Gentile told The Vertical. “If that’s not possible, my goal is to still play in the NBA next year.”


    Yep. So just as suspected, we got the Italian Connection going on here with Gentile and D'Antoni...
     
  8. J Sizzle

    J Sizzle Member

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    And some of y'all think we need Durant?
     
  9. ROXTXIA

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    I knew it. I knew it.

    I said, "Maybe we want to lure over some of these Euro-stash players of ours," when we were all trying to figure out why, why, why D'Antoni.
     
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  10. Rockets FTW

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    He doesn't shoot the three all that well, can penetrate, and can pass the ball.

    Is he any better than Brewer than? Lol...

    If Morey thinks he is then Brewer might be on his way out.
     
  11. bulkatron

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    He's been pretty good in Euroleague. Needs major work on his shot. But he can't be worse than Brewer.
     
  12. RasaqBoi

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    Goodbye Corey Brewer & Sam Dekker.
     
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    Are there any (legit) Gentile experts who can tell us what his game is all about? What are his strengths and weaknesses?
     
  14. gambingo

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    Any chance we get a sharpshooter like Bellineli too?
     
  15. OmegaSupreme

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    anything above a 0-20 something stretch or whatever the heck it was will be a positive. we're not really reaching for the stars here. :grin:
     
  16. Caesar

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    Gentlemen. Hold on to your butts.

    THIS is why we got Mike D'Antoni. To bring in a bunch of Papanikolaou's.
     
  17. Captain Hook

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    I think he could be good. He seems fluid and has an NBA body. Hopefully he can improve his shooting.
     
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    Can he shoot 3s and make free throws?
     
  19. Vivi

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    Yep. I wouldn't be surprised if we hear something about Llull next days/weeks too. D'Antoni is well known and respected in Europe, in Italy especially. I still didn't expect Gentile to be so set to make the jump this year but welp, good for us, hope he's ok with the mini mle.
     
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    This guy is tough as heck. He can shoot a little but he's young (23) and can improve on that. He's very physical for a euro and confident and has an I'm-the-best-guy-on-the-floor mentality without overexerting himself or forcing the issue.

    He would be fantastic off our bench.
     

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