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Fontecchio pays his clause and goes to the NBA

The indisputable quality of Simone Fontecchio has not gone unnoticed by the NBA and the most powerful league in the world has snatched the talented


The indisputable quality of Simone Fontecchio has not gone unnoticed by the NBA and the most powerful league in the world has snatched the talented Italian forward from Cazoo Baskonia. The player, summoned by the Italian team for the next European, has paid the termination clause of his contract and leaves the Euroleague and the ACB heading to the American competition. It is around one million euros.

Fontecchio, despite only being in Vitoria for one season, has made an impression on the Baskonia fans by identifying himself with the Buesa Arena stands for his dedication and character. The Italian forward has signed 12.5 points per game in Vitoria, with 41.8% in triples and 11.8 PIR points in ACB; and 11 points, 40.1% in triples and 11.4 PIR in Euroleague. Cazoo Baskonia congratulates the player for fulfilling his professional dream by making the jump to the NBA, but now he will have to focus on reinforcing a position in which he is left lame.

The official part of the club does not mention his destination but it is an open secret that he will go to live in Salt Lake City and that he will play for the Utah Jazz. Last year there was speculation about the departure of Giedraitis to the American professional league, this summer there was talk of Baldwin or Enoch but the one who is going to pack his bags to cross the pond is the transalpine. Fontecchio arrived from Alba in Berlin and has left a great sporting and now economic mark on the Buesa Arena club.