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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

June 29, 2012 Updates

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

June 22, 2012 Updates

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

June 19, 2012 Updates

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

May 8, 2012 Updates

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

January 28, 2012 Updates

According to an Associated Press story in the Chicago Tribune Friday, Singler said he felt pressured by the Pistons to return to North America but he felt staying put was his best option. “I knew they were a little upset, a little disappointed,” Singler told The AP. “The bottom line was that I was a little selfish. I wanted the best for myself. I wanted to be happy. “It was difficult but at the end of the day, if I never play in the NBA would I be disappointed? Sure, but I'm happy I made the decision I made.” Booth Newspapers

Prior to tonight's game with the Atlanta Hawks, Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said he knew nothing about the story but he denied the Pistons pressured Singler, whom the Pistons couldn't speak with during the lockout. “There was no contact,” Frank said. “There was a lockout so we weren't able to talk to him. We're very excited about drafting Kyle. We think he has a great future. But I don't think there was any pressure whatsoever because you're not allowed to contact a guy.” Booth Newspapers

December 15, 2011 Updates

Former Duke forward Kyle Singler is in no rush to start his NBA career, saying Thursday he decided to sign with Real Madrid because of the quality of basketball in Spain. While other NBA players flock back to the United States with the lockout finally over, Singler has opted to stay in Europe to continue his development. Singler was taken by the Detroit Pistons with the No. 33 pick in the draft. He had been playing with Spanish team Lucentum Alicante during the lockout. "I thought here in Spain there was good basketball to be played. There was no rush to go to the NBA and play there," Singler said. "I wanted to come here and play for Madrid, play for a great club and next year have the opportunity to go to the NBA." ESPN.com

Moving to the Spanish capital has given Singler the chance to play in the Euroleague, where he debuted Wednesday and scored eight points in 24 minutes in Madrid's 101-83 win over Partizan. Singler said the Pistons were eager for him to return. "I haven't talked to them very much but when I decided to stay I know they were a little disappointed," Singler said. "But I wasn't really focused on that. I was making a decision that was best for me." ESPN.com

December 6, 2011 Updates

Seizing an opportunity to add new talent, Real Madrid on Wednesday announced the signing of rookie forward Kyle Singler for the rest of the season. Singler (2.03 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Alicante of the Spanish League. He played nine Spanish League games with Alicante, averaging 15 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals. Singler played previously at Duke University. Euroleague.net

November 29, 2011 Updates

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