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Celtics eyeing Italian forward Gigi Datome for next season

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Re: Celtics eyeing Italian forward Gigi Datome for next seas 

Post#61 » by BfB » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:11 pm

Listen, Pierce isn't going to be here next year and Boston has plenty of minutes for 3 players to cover SG/SF. Green/Pierce played both over the 2nd half of the season and I believe that's Boston's intention this year - more "big" wing combos - which Gigi would work well in...as would Shabazz.

Say goodnight folks. Pierce/KG aren't coming back. There's no deal to add another 1st/2nd option scorer to the current core and that is the ONLY way keeping the two works in any version of reality. The team is working to figure out the best way to re-tool with a young core who is still competitive - ala Philly, Mil, Hou...they're not looking to go to lotto-land, they're simply figuring out how to get a solid base of assets to valuate in a playoff environment, if possible.

If Ainge can get the right return on his pieces, there'll be a fun, non-championhsip-but-growing team that will keep the Celtics a popular market for players and increase the value of the individual talents for larger trade scenarios.
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Post#62 » by Andrew McCeltic » Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:10 pm

Any gossip about what kind of return they're hoping for, or whether Rondo's on the way out, too?
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Post#63 » by CaptainFanchini » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:56 pm

Wait to see the one-handed slam of few minutes ago in game 2 of the italian Finals (Rome-Siena 1-1) .......
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Post#64 » by ermocrate » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:06 pm

CaptainFanchini wrote:Wait to see the one-handed slam of few minutes ago in game 2 of the italian Finals (Rome-Siena 1-1) .......

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Post#65 » by CaptainFanchini » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:16 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU-EaqnBmkQ[/youtube]

When he's in open floor, he's almost unstoppable ...
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Post#66 » by tfmiii » Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:08 am

CaptainFanchini wrote:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OU-EaqnBmkQ[/youtube]

When he's in open floor, he's almost unstoppable ...

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Post#67 » by bargs » Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:58 am

yesterday an italian basketball analyst confirmed Gigi datome will end up in the nba, boston should be a suitable candidate
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Post#68 » by cloverleaf » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:18 am

bargs wrote:yesterday an italian basketball analyst confirmed Gigi datome will end up in the nba, boston should be a suitable candidate


Did he say so as in it is already planned for this year--or just that it made sense sometime in the future?
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Post#69 » by 15th overall » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:24 am

bargs wrote:yesterday an italian basketball analyst confirmed Gigi datome will end up in the nba, boston should be a suitable candidate

Thanks for the update. Could you hook us up with a link, if possible, so we can sic our resident Italian on it?
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Post#70 » by bargs » Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:30 am

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bargs wrote:yesterday an italian basketball analyst confirmed Gigi datome will end up in the nba, boston should be a suitable candidate


Did he say so as in it is already planned for this year--or just that it made sense sometime in the future?


yea, sorry, it's almost certain Datome will land in the nba the upcoming season. Flavio tranquillo (the tv analyst from sky sport italia) did not specify the nba team tough. he gave only a few tidbits, saying the team interested in datome has a blue jersey and a spanish player (..grizzlies!??!), but at the same time he confirmed also the rumors coming from boston.
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Post#71 » by cloverleaf » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:20 pm

bargs wrote:
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bargs wrote:yesterday an italian basketball analyst confirmed Gigi datome will end up in the nba, boston should be a suitable candidate


Did he say so as in it is already planned for this year--or just that it made sense sometime in the future?


yea, sorry, it's almost certain Datome will land in the nba the upcoming season. Flavio tranquillo (the tv analyst from sky sport italia) did not specify the nba team tough. he gave only a few tidbits, saying the team interested in datome has a blue jersey and a spanish player (..grizzlies!??!), but at the same time he confirmed also the rumors coming from boston.


Interesting that the C's aren't alone in the chase. I could see that Memphis would offer both a chance to win and a chance to play, whereas the C's really only can provide the latter--and probably less of it.
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Post#72 » by ermocrate » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:29 pm

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Did he say so as in it is already planned for this year--or just that it made sense sometime in the future?


yea, sorry, it's almost certain Datome will land in the nba the upcoming season. Flavio tranquillo (the tv analyst from sky sport italia) did not specify the nba team tough. he gave only a few tidbits, saying the team interested in datome has a blue jersey and a spanish player (..grizzlies!??!), but at the same time he confirmed also the rumors coming from boston.


Interesting that the C's aren't alone in the chase. I could see that Memphis would offer both a chance to win and a chance to play, whereas the C's really only can provide the latter--and probably less of it.

I don't think he has so much interest in winning, I think he is more about picking the best option to develop...
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Post#73 » by 31to6 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:43 am

I'm not seeing it in this guy.
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Post#74 » by secky017 » Tue Jul 2, 2013 8:04 am

Gigi Datome.. That name and the hair, what's there to doubt? Get him, Danny! Then trade for Noah and we'd have the best (hair) frontcourt in the league when you play Noah-Olynyk-Gigi!
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Post#75 » by Justin33 » Tue Jul 2, 2013 10:34 am

31to6 wrote:I'm not seeing it in this guy.

For the minimum what exactly do you want
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Post#76 » by bargs » Tue Jul 2, 2013 10:44 am

Justin33 wrote:
31to6 wrote:I'm not seeing it in this guy.

For the minimum what exactly do you want


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Post#77 » by 31to6 » Tue Jul 2, 2013 11:50 am

Justin33 wrote:
31to6 wrote:I'm not seeing it in this guy.

For the minimum what exactly do you want


who said anything about the minimum?

FWIW I'd be willing to wager our interest in this guy dates to when we were potentially reloading this summer, not rebuilding with 20 guys already under contract.
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Post#78 » by ermocrate » Tue Jul 2, 2013 11:54 am

31to6 wrote:
Justin33 wrote:
31to6 wrote:I'm not seeing it in this guy.

For the minimum what exactly do you want


who said anything about the minimum?

FWIW I'd be willing to wager our interest in this guy dates to when we were potentially reloading this summer, not rebuilding with 20 guys already under contract.

I agree with you, there's no ponit in bringing in one of the best player in market when you're rebuilding...
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Post#79 » by sam_I_am » Tue Jul 2, 2013 12:22 pm

secky017 wrote:Gigi Datome.. That name and the hair, what's there to doubt? Get him, Danny! Then trade for Noah and we'd have the best (hair) frontcourt in the league when you play Noah-Olynyk-Gigi!


I think you can do better than Noah for a lot less money. I want to see Olynyk-Gigi-Noguiera which set the standard for front court names and hair.
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Post#80 » by Justin33 » Tue Jul 2, 2013 9:05 pm

31to6 wrote:
Justin33 wrote:
31to6 wrote:I'm not seeing it in this guy.

For the minimum what exactly do you want


who said anything about the minimum?

FWIW I'd be willing to wager our interest in this guy dates to when we were potentially reloading this summer, not rebuilding with 20 guys already under contract.

http://www.notizie.it/basket-datome-sba ... n-celtics/

Datome will sign a 3yrs deal worth $490.180(per year) with the frachise from Massachusets. The #13 from Rome it's a rookie and a freeagent by NBA rules so he can sign for any team but is not conditioned from salary limitations imposed from the NBA's years of experience. The Celtics already have 73mill of salaries so they can only sign minimum contracts. This year Datome earned 250.000 euros (330.000$) after tax. Basically he is goin to earn the same salary but in the NBA, unless the Celtics don't use a salary exception on him, unlikely. The "Azzurro" will renounce to the last year of his deal with Rome, worth 500.000 after tax, betting on himself and in a long career in USA.

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