Former NBA All-Star Metta World Peace has signed for Italian team Pallacanestro Cantu for the remainder of the season. After a series of teasing tweets from the 35-year-old World Peace — such as "whatever you can do I Cantu better" — Cantu confirmed the news, calling it "the coup of the century."   "When Daniele (sporting director Danie...

With an assist from one of his all-time great players, Tom Izzo was named to another Hall of Fame today. The Michigan State basketball coach was one of the headliners of an eight-member Michigan Sports Hall of Fame class that was unveiled by former MSU point guard Mateen Cleaves at the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium.   "I think...

Ohio State coach Thad Matta has announced that sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle is leaving the team to play professional ball in Europe. Della Valle, from Alba, Italy, notified the Buckeyes staff of his decision on Saturday.   Beloved by fans for his scraggly mop of curly hair, Della Valle was expected to be a valuable reserve next season....

The Denver Nuggets will be without versatile forward Danilo Gallinari for the rest of the season after tests Friday showed he tore his left ACL against Dallas the previous night. The team said an MRI showed no other signs of ligament or meniscus damage, adding Gallinari will have season-ending surgery soon and "a prognosis for a full recovery is e...

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....

by Kevin Henry   While he was out of the lineup during the holidays nursing an ankle injury, Danilo Gallinari and Denver Nuggets head coach Michael Malone had a chat about what the forward could do better to help his team improve. The conversation has not only elevated Gallinari's game, but also pushed the Nuggets to a 95-92 decision over th...

Up until Feb. 29 2016, when Danilo Gallinari tore two lateral ligaments and sprained a medial ligament, both in his left ankle which ended his season, the 27-year-old was enjoying possibly his healthiest and most productive year in Denver.   Gallinari had played in 53 of a possible 59 games, was averaging a career-high 19.5 points and postin...

by Andrea Ziglio   Da Reggio Emilia a New York, per la precisione alla St. John's University, questo il viaggio che ha deciso di intraprendere Federico Mussini quest'estate per cambiare completamente la sua carriera e provare a vivere il suo sogno americano.   A 19 anni e dopo una stagione comunque importante in maglia Grissin Bon, co...

As he nears his season debut, Andrea Bargnani still expects to be in the NBA next season. With his contract expiring July 1, Bargnani indicated he is not looking to go back to Europe. But who is going to offer the big Italian a meaningful pact if he doesn't play this season? Bargnani underwent another intense oncourt shooting workout Sunday before...

By Kelly Dwyer   We're officially in the Andrea Bargnani-portion of the NBA summer. And, because this is the NBA (and also because Bargs is Bargs), there is intrigue involved.   ESPN reported on Saturday that Bargnani was set to take some of that salary cap space that the Sacramento Kings furiously worked to deal away for during the s...