Simone Fontecchio’s quality of has not gone unnoticed within the NBA. Essentially the most powerful league on this planet has snatched the talented Italian forward from Cazoo Baskonia. The player, who has been called up by Italy for September’s Eurobasket tournament, has paid the termination clause of his contract and leaves the Euroleague and the ACB for the American league. He has paid around a million euros to be released from his contract.
Despite only being in Vitoria for one season, Fontecchio made a giant impression on Baskonia fans, who admire him for his dedication and character. The Italian forward averaged 12.5 points per game in Vitoria, with 41.8% in triples and 11.8 PIR points within the ACB – and 11 points, 40.1% in triples and 11.4 PIR within the Euroleague. Cazoo Baskonia congratulated the player for fulfilling his dream by making the jump to the NBA, but now they need to discover a alternative.
Baskonia’s statement didn’t mention where Fontecchio was heading nevertheless it’s an open secret that he will probably be joining the Utah Jazz. Last yr, there was speculation concerning the departure of Giedraitis to the NBA, and this summer there was talk of Baldwin or Enoch however the one who’s going to pack his bags to cross the pond is the Italian. Fontecchio joined Baskonia from Alba Berlin last yr and has left his mark each out on court and economically on the Buesa Arena.