Daily Gossip, Sunday 29/6/14

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Some players are now attracting the attention of the Euroleague giants. As the weekend draws to a close, this week plans to be very interesting with some key moves you have to believe.

ANDRES NOCIONI TO REAL MADRID?

It has been rumoured by Spanish media that Laboral Kutxa forward is close to signing with Real Madrid.

It would make sense, as Nikola Mirotic looks to heading to the NBA. Nocioni averaged 13 points in the Euroleague last season for Baskonia.

CSKA MOSCOW INTERESTED IN MACIULIS?

After losing their key big man in Nenad Krstic and head coach in Ettore Messina, this upcoming season will see a new-look CSKA Moscow side, and they look to be interested in Panathinaikos forward Jonas Maciulis.

The 28-year-old averaged 8 points and 4 rebounds in the Euroleague last season, and was a key component in Panathinaikos’ Greek league triumph.

… CSKA ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN GENTILE

CSKA are not done there. They are reportedly planning a $1.3million-a-year, 3-year contract to Italian international Alessandro Gentile.

Recently picked in the late second round of the NBA Draft, Gentile hasn’t yet decided if he wants to stay in Europe or go to the NBA, and CSKA could be ready to pay Gentile’s €500,000 buy-out clause in his contract.

CSKA’s pitch will be an NBA-out in 2016 plus the chance of a Euroleague title.

DRAPER TO LEAVE REAL MADRID?

He missed half of the season due to injury, but it is rumoured that Dontaye Draper will be leaving Real Madrid.

The American guard with a Croatian passport will look for a different team in the off-season.