HoopsHype Kyle Singler rumors

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But when Andre Drummond's injury forced him out of Friday's game for rookies and second-year players in conjunction with NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston, leaving only second-year Brandon Knight from the Pistons, head coach Lawrence Frank said he felt sure that Singler would be named the rookie replacement. Orlando's Andrew Nicholson was tapped instead and Frank said he considered it it a snub to Singler. "Maybe he's one of those guys that unless you coach him, there's not the appreciation," Frank said. "But his numbers, you look at his numbers, he's in the top nine of that rookie group. So I thought he was snubbed but what are you going to do?" Booth Newspapers

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Kyle Singler is really good at trick shots. He did it at Duke all around the campus. So now the Pistons took him out and had him take shots all around Detroit — getting buckets. My favorites are the field goal at Ford Field and… okay, that moving car shot may be the best trick shot I have ever seen. That is impressive. NBCSports.com

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Even though the small forward position is crowded with Tayshaun Prince and Corey Maggette, it'll be hard to keep Singler on the bench because of his ability to hit threes and his basketball IQ. "He makes us more athletic," Pistons big man Greg Monroe said. "He's a smart player." Singler said: "I'm here getting to know my teammates." Detroit Free Press

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The Detroit Pistons announced Friday that they’ve come to terms with former Duke star Kyle Singler, who played last season in Spain after being drafted in the second round by the NBA team in 2011. “We expect to sign Kyle Singler on July 11,” Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars said in a statement. “We look forward to having him with the Pistons this season.” Wilmington NC News

A 6-foot-8 forward who earned Most Outstanding Player honors in leading the Blue Devils to the 2012 national championship, Singler signed with the Spanish club Lucentum Alicante during the NBA lockout. He decided to stay in Spain even after the labor dispute was settled, signing a one-year deal with Real Madrid, where he averaged more than 14 points per game. “The opportunity to play a lot more was here, but the bottom line was I was happy and felt no pressure to leave and go back to the NBA,” Singler, who was the 33rd overall pick in last year’s draft, told the Associated Press recently. “Deep down, I knew it was the best decision for me to stay. I’ll have another chance to play in the NBA, there was no real rush.” Wilmington NC News

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Larry Lage: Joe Dumars says the #Pistons expect to sign Kyle Singler July 11. Detroit drafted him last year & he chose to stay in Spain after lockout . Twitter

George David, the Pistons' director of player personnel, is charged with compiling the team's roster for the July 9-13 Orlando Magic Summer League, a process which began by calling undrafted free agents late Thursday. David said he expects to have the roster finalized by Monday. Knight, Daye, 2011 second-round draft picks Macklin and Kyle Singler, and 2012 second-rounders Khris Middleton and Kim English all are scheduled to play for the Pistons. Booth Newspapers

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Rodney Stuckey: “Our goal next year is to get back to the playoffs. That's our goal. We know what we have to do. We'll see who we get in the draft, see what changes we make, hopefully we get Kyle Singler back next year, and hopefully we'll get there.” Booth Newspapers

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Singler, who was taken 35th overall by the Pistons, decided to go overseas during the lockout. The Pistons retain his rights, and he's expected to play for the team during summer-league play in Orlando next month. Detroit Free Press

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Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars has been in Spain watching 2011 second-round pick Kyle Singler. Singler, a forward from Duke selected by the Pistons with the 33rd overall pick, scored just three points in 10 minutes for Real Madrid in an 86-83 loss to Regal Barcelona on Thursday. He rebounded Sunday by scoring eight points on 3-for-6 shooting with two free throws in 21 minutes in a 95- 82 victory over FIATC Joventut. Singler has averaged 8.1 points and 4.3 rebounds in eight games for Real Madrid in the Euroleague and 7.8 points and 2.2 rebounds in 24 games for Real Madrid in the Spanish League. Real Madrid next plays May 17 against Cajasol in the Spanish League quarterfinals. Detroit Free Press

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What's going to happen with you next season? Kyle Singler: I have not decided. I have not made up my mind yet. I can stay for another year or I can go back. I really don't know. I'm not leaning one way or the other. I'm concentrated and focused on playing here right now and winning basketball games. What would be a successful year for you with Real Madrid? KS: Just being a solid defender. Scoring when I get the opportunity. Mainly just helping my team win. I've always been the type of player that puts the team first. If we win championships, I'll be happy regardless. HoopsHype

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