Olimpia Milano in the home stretch with Shabazz Napier. A point guard for Ettore Messina

Olimpia Milano in the home stretch with Shabazz Napier. A point guard for Ettore Messina
Olimpia Milano in the home stretch with Shabazz Napier. A point guard for Ettore Messina
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Olimpia Milano has Shabazz Napier ready to strike. The red and white club is in advanced negotiations with the American point guard: we are now down to the details.

Therefore, after having opened and closed the transfer market within two weeks, Ettore Messina has finally found a new addition in a role discovered after the injuries of Kevin Pangos and Tommaso Balbasso, and the stammering of Naz Mitrou-Long.

Rumors anticipated in the morning by Giuseppe Malaguti, the news was then confirmed in these minutes to Encestando, ROM and Sportando and numerous market analysts.

Shabazz Napier, born in 1991 from Roxbury (Massachusetts) is a product of UConn, with which he won the NCAA title as mvp in 2014 against the Wildcats. Play of 185 centimetres, in the past season was Zenit’s great coup, however getting injured in the VTB Super Cup in the second official match of the season.

He returned to the field in the G League on November 6, collecting 19 games in just over two months in the Capitanes shirt: 17.3 points for him in 34.2′, 4.6 assists.

Always courted in Europe, he had been given in the last few hours very close to Panathinaikos. Then the arrival of Olimpia Milano: the definitive no to the Greeks would have arrived yesterday evening. In his career he has over 300 NBA appearances with the Heat, Magic, Blazers, Nets, Wolves and Wizards.

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An important player, of great talent, who represents a unique opportunity on the European market if fully recovered from the ligament injury to his right ankle suffered in September 2021.

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