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...

Marco Belinelli e Danilo Gallinari saranno i due italiani protagonisti del grande basket americano nella prossima stagione.   Marco è sbarcato oltreoceano nel 2007. Da allora ha cambiato 6 squadre, raggiungendo soddisfazioni e traguardi mai toccati prima da un cestista italiano. Nel 2013-2014, con la maglia dei San Antonio Spurs, ha conquist...

Frank Lollino has always been somebody that was considered as being an overachiever. Chicago native is a very proud Italian-American who was raised in the Galewood community a popular area in northwest Chicago. He and his sister were always raised to be very focused on completing goals in life.   His parents Frank and Anna Marie always gav...

La Nba ha reso noto i partecipanti alla gara del tiro da 3 punti dell'All Star Game di metà febbraio e come tutti i tifosi italiani speravano e si aspettavano ci sarà anche Marco Belinelli. Si tratta del primo italiano a partecipare alla gara delle stelle «selezionato» dopo Gallinari nel 2010, escludendo quindi la partita delle matricole.  ...

by Dan Devine   Mike D'Antoni resigned his position as the head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles first reported the resignation, with the Lakers later confirming his departure.   "Given the circumstances, I don't know that anybody could have done a better job than Mike did the past two...