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How did Matteo Spagnolo’s NBA Summer League debut go?

Tonight Matteo Spagnolo made his NBA debut, albeit only in Summer League. The 2003 Real Madrid-owned class did not exactly sparkle in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ win over the Denver Nuggets: the boy from Puglia finished with 3 points, 1/2 from the field (only triples) and 2 assists in just over 16 minutes of usage. Not a memorable performance however he still showed some good moves.

Recall that Matteo Spagnolo will definitely not play with the T’Wolves in the NBA this year, the chances are less than zero. He will, however, be repeatedly viewed by Minnesota scouts wherever he goes to play. In all likelihood he will still return on loan to Italy and there had been talk of Reggio Emilia for him, a team that will also play the FIBA Basketball Champions League. So the second most important European competition at the club level.

We don’t know if the Brindisian will actually be able to play with the Minnesota Timberwolves tomorrow however, the goal is to showcase himself this year so he can be on Real Madrid’s roster next summer. It won’t be easy because we are talking about Real Madrid however the class of 2003 is super determined. We are sure that he and his “little brother” Gabriele Procida – who just signed a three-year deal with Alba Berlin – will give us great satisfaction at the national level.

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