HoopsHype DaJuan Summers rumors
One coach compared him to Lakers swingman Shannon Brown (Michigan State), saying his next stop is where he'll get his opportunity and find his niche in the league. Detroit News
DaJuan and I would often talk before games, whether he was active or inactive. It didn't take long for me to figure out why he stayed away from the fray. He considers himself a role model. He has a young son and he would often say, "how would I explain this to him if I got involved with this craziness?" Detroit News
Big signing for Montepaschi Siena who announced for the next two seasons DaJuan Summers. The American player spent the last two years in NBA with Detroit Pistons averaging 3.7ppg in 2010-11. Sportando
The writing was on the wall when the Detroit Pistons drafted Kyle Singler in the second round of last week’s NBA draft, but they have declined to make a qualifying offer to third-year small forward DaJuan Summers -- basically turning him loose. Summers, 23, was a second-round pick in the 2009 draft and showed some promise at small forward during a rookie season in which the Pistons were beset by injuries. Detroit Free Press
Don't forget about DaJuan Summers, who's been mentioned as the likely candidate to join Hamilton in New Jersey — if the trade for Troy Murphy and Johan Petro comes to fruition. "I'm just trying to be ready and prepared," Summers said Monday of his shaky status, before the Pistons' 103-89 win over Dallas. "I'm trying to get my mind wrapped around it actually happening, even if it doesn't." Detroit News
Unlike Hamilton, Summers doesn't have an extensive NBA resume or reputation. Summers also doesn't as much financial security, like the $25.2 million guaranteed Hamilton is expected to get over the next few years. Summers, 22, makes $762,195 this season and will be a restricted free agent this summer. He'll try to figure out the future while 2011-12 season remains threatened with a potential work stoppage. "It's basketball, so whatever the system may be or the other players, just compete," Summers said of his approach. "Those things usually take care of itself." Detroit News
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