HoopsHype Charlie Villanueva rumors

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Former UConn star Charlie Villanueva was recently in court to testify that a man took $250,000 of Villanueva's NBA money, allegedly for a real estate investment, and spent it on personal indulgences, including a really, really bad pitch tape for a TV reality series about the stresses and strains of, to use his words, "being an NBA legend." The (dubious) legend in question is ex-player and current defendant Tate George, who until recently stood mainly as a cautionary tale about what happens when you take the passion you once had for guarding the Fab Five and direct it at Five Guys instead. Hartford Courant

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Being enamored with Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo isn’t anything new for the Pistons, but the two sides aren’t likely to embark on a trade any time soon. The Boston Globe reported the Pistons offered guard Brandon Knight and an expiring contract — either Rodney Stuckey or Charlie Villanueva, as cap relief — for Rondo, who’s recovering from an ACL tear. The Celtics would want Andre Drummond, who’s obviously not available and won’t be, and the Pistons want to see how the frontcourt of Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith play together before making any deals to drastically alter their foundation. Detroit News

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The power forward for the Detroit Pistons, Charlie Villanueva, announced yesterday via his Twitter account that he will not be a part of the National Team of the Dominican Republic that will participate in the FIBA Americas Championship in Caracas, Venezuela. Villanueva posted three photos, including one of his tattoo of the Dominican flag and added a message. "I will talk about the issue of the DR (Dominican Republic) now, so they do ‘not lie to me, as they did last year. Thanks, and I love my country so much," he wrote. "I will concentrate my game in the United States because this is an important year for me. Love my country but I'm just focused on my family and career," said Villanueva. FIBA Americas

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Charlie Villanueva laughed when asked about his future with the Detroit Pistons. Specifically, he was asked if he was going to pick up the final season of the five-year, $35-million deal he signed in the summer of 2009. He has the option of declining the $8.5-million player option by June 30 and becoming an unrestricted free agent. Villanueva, 28, said there’s no decision. “It’s obvious what I’m going to do,” Villanueva told the Free Press before the Pistons topped the Bobcats on Tuesday night. “Would you let that money go?” Detroit Free Press

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