Luigi's mansion: Datome at home with C's

Mar 11, 2015 685

There were rumblings as far back as two years ago that the Boston Celtics were interested in Italian League standout Gigi Datome. In fact, the Celtics were intrigued enough that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge traveled to Rome to watch Datome compete for Virtus Roma near the tail end of his MVP season in Italy's top league, Serie A.

Nothing came of that visit and the Celtics, who ushered in a full-fledged rebuild in July 2013, watched the Detroit Pistons ink Datome to a two-year, $3.5 million deal.

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