HoopsHype Gigi Datome rumors


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Gigi Datome: I Am Charlie. "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire. Facebook.com

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The Pistons have veterans who can offer spot help to a contender (Augustin, Caron Butler, even Jennings in the right situation). They have bigs they either might want to move, or who have no contractual obligations after this season, or both (Monroe, Smith, Joel Anthony, Jonas Jerebko). They have expiring contracts (Anthony, Jerebko, Monroe, Singler, Gigi Datome). Booth Newspapers

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Gigi Datome: I wish the best in life and basketball to my former teammate Will Bynum, you always have been great to me. Good luck with the @celtics ! Twitter @GigiDatome

August 26, 2014 Updates

FC Barcelona was interested in Gigi Datome, but he has chosen Detroit. "My goal is to try another year in the NBA and draw a line with my experience at the end of next season. I signed a two-year deal precisely because so many players, in their first season in America, have had difficulties. There was an offer or a negotiation but anyway we stopped it, along with my agent, because I decided to stay in the NBA." La Gazzetta dello Sport

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New coach Stan Van Gundy has been so busy he hasn’t had a chance for a sit-down, but Datome likes what he has heard — especially how Van Gundy values shooting. His confidence remains strong. “I’m still confident I will be an NBA player and I will be a rotation player for the Pistons,” Datome said. Detroit Free Press

April 10, 2014 Updates

So let Gigi Datome take some of it. And Tony Mitchell. And Peyton Siva, who already has been playing increased minutes at point guard and saw extensive playing time in two wins before the debacle here. Jennings said it's time for more. "I think, at this point, it's important that we play the young guys," he said after missing his first 10 field-goal attempts. "Let the young guys get some time, let them see what it is to play 35 minutes a night in the NBA." Booth Newspapers

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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

October 29, 2013 Updates
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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

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