Report: Rockets want to sign Alessandro Gentile next year
The Houston Rockets are reportedly interested in bringing over one of their stashed draft picks overseas.
Alessandro Gentile, who was selected with the 53rd pick in the 2014 draft, is a 22-year-old wing player who could be headed to the Rockets as soon as next season. Gentile currently plays for Armani Milano in Italy.
Here's more from Dan Feldman at Pro Basketball Talk:
“He’s a good scorer, but he primarily works from mid-range – an area the Rockets eschew. He can get to the rim in Europe, but his subpar athleticism might hinder him in the NBA. If Gentile comes stateside, he’ll face a steep learning curve. But he’s young enough and talented enough that he could develop into a rotation player.”
Rockets hold NBA rights to Alessandro Gentile and word is they'll try to bring him to the NBA for next season. Legit chance it happens, too
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) October 6, 2015