September 01, 2011
Toronto Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani(notes) is "receiving a lot of offers to play in Europe," Sportando reports, but the 25-year-old native of Rome may end up with Montepaschi Siena in his homeland.
Sportando passes along a report by La Gazzetta dello Sport that Siena is "ready to make a big offer" for Bargnani when the NBA season is postponed, particularly if the team's rival, reigning Italian champion Olimpia Milano, brings back New York Knicks forward Danilo Galllinari.
Bargnani is currently playing for the Italian national team at EuroBasket and is considering "to extend his insurance even for the period after EuroBasket to get ready for a proposal to play overseas if he decides to play somewhere else during the lockout."
The 7-0 Bargnani averaged 21.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.7 blocked shots per game for Toronto last season.