Dwight Howard? Fuggedaboutit.
Andre Iguodala? Nope.
Josh Smith? Unlikely.
Al Jefferson? Probably not.
Gigi Datome? Yup!
According to Sportando.net, the Celtics are in the mix for this Italian league star:
Gigi Datome will leave Virtus Roma in the summer, despite one year remaining on the contract, to realize his dream to play in the NBA.
Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies are the two NBA teams interested in the Italian forward who had his best season in career.
Datome was named Serie A Regular Season MVP and ended the year averaging 16.4ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.7apg in 48 games.
Virtus Roma General Manager Nicola Alberani, in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, said “Datome is pursued by Celtics and Grizzlies with Boston as front runners to sign him”.
Luigi “Gigi” Datome is a 6-8, 220 lb small forward who – by the looks of the highlight reel below – can shoot and dunk and block shots.
He also has fabulous lettuce.
And last – but certainly not least – is Datome’s girlfriend. A young lassie named Wild Lucarelli.
Marone a mi.