The NBA trade deadline is nearing, and the Detroit Pistons are the first team to make a move ahead of Thursday’s 3 p.m. ET cutoff time. ESPN reports that the Pistons are trading Kevin Knox II, whom they reacquired in November, a 2024 second-round pick, and the draft rights to Gabriele Procida to the Utah Jazz for Simone Fontecchio.  This marks back...

At 28 years old and in only his second season in the league, Utah Jazz Italian wing Simone Fontecchio is having a strong season for the Salt Lake City franchise ever since Finnish forward Lauri Markkanen went down with an injury. But, who is Simone Fontecchio? Fontecchio is a sophomore in the NBA, even though he's already 28 years old. He joined th...

It’s Dec. 7 at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City. The Utah Jazz trail the defending NBA champions Golden State Warriors by one with 6.9 seconds left on the clock. On the ensuing inbounds pass, Nickeil Alexander-Walker swarms Jordan Poole, stripping the ball loose. It trickles to Malik Beasley, who scoops it off the hardwood, runs the floor and finds a...

The Utah Jazz forward Simone Fontecchio made a jump to the NBA and found his role in the team, even though it's rather limited. In an interview with Eleven Sports, the 27-year-old Italian talked about his experience in the US. "When there are some difficulties, the key is to have patience. Since this is my first year in the NBA, I knew that were go...