Simone Fontecchio heading to NBA, announcement imminent

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Utah Jazz in the future of national team talent

In addition to veteran Danilo Gallinari and first-round pick in the 2022 draft Paolo Banchero, there will be a third Italian basketball player in the NBA: it’s Simone Fontecchio, who is very close to signing a two-year deal with the Utah Jazz, according to ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’.

For the player who grew up in Virtus Bologna and passed, over the years, by Olimpia Milano, Vanoli Cremona, Pallacanestro Reggiana, Alba Berlin and Saski Baskonia, this is a key choice, an opportunity to be taken advantage of after having already performed well in other foreign experiences and in the national team.

The prospects at the level of inclusion in coach Will Hardy’s hierarchies are more than interesting: Utah is a rebuilding franchise and Fontecchio could carve out important spaces for himself in the Jazz’s jersey.

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