It hasn’t been the busiest of the off-seasons so far for Italian teams, but let’s review what’s new.
Between Euroleague teams, Olimpia Milano and Cantu have almost closed their rosters, while Montepaschi Siena is a step behind, having to start a new cycle.
Milano has added Keith Langford and Richard Hendrix from Maccabi Tel Aviv, Rok Stipcevic from Varese, Gianluca Basile from Cantù and David Chiotti from Casale Monferrato. The common factor of these addictions seems to be the search for greater athleticism,without forgetting experience.
Cantu has added Aradori from Siena, Alex Tyus from Israel, Jerry Smith from the NBA D-league and Marco Cusin from Pesaro. There is a strong emphasis for athleticism, but combined with youth.
Siena has added Daniel Hackett from Pesaro and Vyktor Sanikidze from Bologna so far.
Between other addition there are Russell Robinson to Biella, Dwight Hardy to Avellino,Yakhouba Dyawara and Eric Williams to Venice and Mason Rocca to Virtus Bologna.