The Rockets and 2014 second-round pick Alessandro Gentile don’t have a deal in place for him to join the team for training camp, writes Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.
Gentile, a 6’7″ wing who has remained overseas since being selected with the 53rd overall pick in the 2014 draft, appeared poised to come stateside this fall, having indicated last month that he expected to join the Rockets for camp. However, according to Carchia, the Rockets offered Gentile a two-way contract and he prefers an Exhibit 10 deal.
An Exhibit 10 contract would allow Gentile to compete for a spot on the Rockets’ 15-man regular season roster, but it could also be converted to a two-way deal by a team before the regular season begins. If Gentile isn’t on board with the idea of becoming one of Houston’s two-way players, he may also be reluctant about agreeing to an Exhibit 10 pact.
For now, the Rockets retain Gentile’s NBA rights — we’ll see if the two sides can come to some agreement one way or the other before the 2018/19 season begins.