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Travis Diener signs to play in Italy

Aug 19, 2010, 10:50 AM EDT

tdiener.jpgWhen it comes to vacation destinations, the Italian island of Sardinia blows Indianapolis out of the water. No offense intended, Indiana, it blows all but a handful of places in the United States out of the water. It is a stunningly beautiful place.

So despite the fact that Indianapolis is a better basketball destination, it’s hard to feel too sorry for Travis Diener, who has signed a deal to play for Dinamo Sassari, the team from the island of Sardinia, according to

Diener missed most of last season with a foot injury, which gave AJ Price a chance to take his minutes and role. So the Pacers waived Diener and he was picked up by guard-heavy Portland. He played just five games there.

In his first four seasons in the NBA, Diener was a solid backup guard, not much more. In Sardinia he will be a top-flight player who will love the shorter international three-point line. Plus, did we mention it’s beautiful there.

  1. macfaggiani - Apr 20, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    Yeah! Sardinia is absolutely fantastic, most of all the nort-west. Sassari is a cozy, friendly town, and Dinamo Sassari a great team. By the way, Travis is fantastic as well! Come to pay us a visit!

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