Danilo Gallinari says he will undergo surgery to repair the ACL on his left knee next week and is hoping to be back on the court for the Denver Nuggets around February.   The Italian forward has been rehabbing in the team's weight room since an operation in late April to fix the meniscus in a knee he hurt April 4 against Dallas. He arrived M...

Much of the talk this off-season has centred around the homecoming of LeBron James and the anticipated injury comebacks of Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant while Danilo Gallinari's long-awaited return of his own, back into the NBA fold, has somewhat slipped under the radar.   The Italian is set to make his first competitive appearance for the De...

By Bill Koch   With its second verbal commitment of the week late Saturday night, the University of Rhode Island is moving closer to finalizing its roster for the 2015-16 season. IMG Academy (Fla.) forward Nicola Akele pledged to the Rams after a whirlwind courtship over the last two months.   Akele also held offers from South Fl...

It has been quite some time since NBA fans saw Danilo Gallinari on the basketball floor, but he was on the practice court Thursday as he continues to recover from the ACL tear he suffered in April of 2013.   Gallinari has been working out with the Denver Nuggets' strength and conditioning staff, but he will likely train with the Italian nati...

By this time last season, Marco Belinelli had made 30 of 53 on 3-point shots and caught the attention of the folks in the NBA's Basketball Operations department who select the contestants for the All-Star Saturday 3-point contest.   Until he made 4 of 6 long-range shots in the Spurs' 123-101 demolition of the Minnesota Timberwolves at the AT...

On Thursday, October 1st at 7:00 PM, Italian basketball powerhouse A|X Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano, from Chicago's sister-city Milan, will face-off against Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv at the United Center in the first leg of the inaugural Euro Classic Tournament. On Sunday, October 4th at 12:30 PM, A|X Armani Exchange Olimpia Milano and Maccabi Ele...

by Marck Woods   Luigi Datome says he's ready to be a key cog in the Detroit Pistons' rebuilding project after measuring himself against several future NBA opponents during the EuroBasket tournament in Slovenia. The 6-foot-8 Italian forward signed as a free agent in Motown earlier this summer, agreeing to a two-year deal worth a reporte...

di Matteo Zampollo   Marco Belinelli ha una faccia sola per tutto. La chiama la sua pokerface (titolo anche della sua autobiografia appena uscita per Baldini&Castoldi). Schiaccia a due mani a difesa schierata, perde un pallone chiave, sbaglia un passaggio o tira da otto metri sulla sirena: la faccia è sempre quella.   Non alza un...

A vederlo lassù, in cima alla classifica dei migliori tiratori da tre, fa impressione. Come vederlo scagliare con precisione quasi assoluta quei missili dalla distanza nel canestro (ultima vittima Orlando, schiacciata con un 4/4), a bersaglio con una precisione che mai aveva avuto nella sua carriera. Marco Belinelli è il re dei tiratori: 22 triple...

Ryan Arcidiacono is leaving Villanova as a champion and the Most Outstanding Player of this improbable tournament run.   The Wildcats senior—who assisted on Kris Jenkins' game-winning three as time expired to defeat the North Carolina Tar Heels 77-74 on Monday—has been named the NCAA tournament's Most Outstanding Player, per ESPN College BBa...