HoopsHype Gigi Datome rumors


March 13, 2014 Updates

Gigi Datome of the Pistons confirmed that he will play for Italian National Team next summer. Italy missed the qualification at FIBA World Cup and will play Eurobasket QR against Russia and Switzerland. Datome is playing his rookie season in the NBA with the Pistons averaging 2.5ppg in just 27 games played. “It is obvious that we would have preferred to play FIBA World Cup because we deserved to play in Spain. Our next goal is to get the pass for Eurobasket 2015. I will play for Italy next summer” said Datome to Repubblica. Sportando

December 12, 2013 Updates

Gigi Datome of the Pistons is not having a lot of playing time in his rookie season in the NBA. But the captain of the Italian National Team is focused and committed in his new overseas adventure. Datome penned a two-year deal with the Pistons last summer after a season as MVP of Italian Serie A. "I won't give up" said Datome to Tuttosport. "When I had problems in my career, I've always found new motivations to grow" added Datome who confirmed that he will play with Italian National Team next summer. "I hope Italy will get a wild card for FIBA World Cup. The National Team has always been my priority. I will play either in the World Cup or Eurobasket QR". Sportando

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October 27, 2013 Updates

Detroit Pistons enigma Gigi Datome said he hopes to go through a full practice Monday for the first time in almost four weeks. He came to training camp with a foot strain and hamstring pull suffered while playing for Italy in September's Eurobasket tournament. The Pistons quickly decided to have Datome train individually under strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander. Booth Newspapers

October 24, 2013 Updates

Rodney Stuckey is scheduled to have his broken thumb reevaluated this week, while Gigi Datome (hamstring) will not play tonight. Stuckey played one preseason game while Datome missed the entire preseason. Booth Newspapers

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Gigi Datome: I decided to play for the Detroit Pistons. I think it may be the right place for me to make a quantum leap in my career and to fulfill the dream of a lifetime. I am very excited to join the rest of the players in Detroit. I want to thank my family, President Toti, all Virtus Roma and their fans for their continued support and I wish to Virtus the best for the future. Facebook.com

Vincent Ellis: Source calls him the best outside shooter in Europe. 6-9 small forward. Details coming, but two-year deal expected. #Pistons Twitter @Vincent_Ellis56

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