HoopsHype Kyle Singler rumors

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I don't have Singler rated as a Top 30 prospect. But I might be mistaken. A source said the Thunder are very high on Singler and believe he could be an Andres Nocioni-type player in the NBA. He is tough, has a good motor and will be able to knock down open shots. If he plays that role in the NBA, he's well worth the 24th pick. Nikola Mirotic is another possibility here. ESPN.com

June 19, 2011 Updates

A Duke player other than Kyrie Irving will likely be selected in the first round. The word is that the Nets are high on Kyle Singler at No. 27 and the Bulls are high on Nolan Smith at No. 28 or No. 30. The Nets have been targeting a small forward that can knock down outside shots. The Bulls have been targeting a backup point guard for Derrick Rose that can also play alongside him in a shooting guard role. The Hoops Report

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Singler has made 43.2 percent of his shots for his career, but 42.6 this season. On 3-pointers, he made 39.9 percent a year ago but has made 31.6 percent as a senior. Still, on the eve of Duke's West Regional semifinal game with Arizona tonight, Singler professed no regrets. "Once I made my decision," Singler said, "I never went back on it or even rethought about it. It's been everything that I expected. Of course you are going to have your ups and downs throughout a season, but I definitely never regretted it." The Herald Sun

March 11, 2011 Updates

NBA draft analyst Chris Monter of the Monter Draft News projects Singler as a middle-to-late first-round draft pick, depending on which underclassmen enter the draft. He said Singler hasn't hurt his draft status by returning to school. "If you're good, you're good," Monter said. "I think it's a good line that agents will use to get players to come out, but I can't think of any player who's a good player who has hurt himself by coming back." Monter said NBA personnel experts won't allow Singler's slump to offset their opinion of him based on four years of mostly solid perimeter shooting. Charlotte Observer

November 13, 2010 Updates

Projected as a mid-to-late-first-round pick had he entered the draft, Singler passed up millions in the N.B.A. to return to Duke and hone his game. “He wants to be really good,” Krzyzewski said. “He doesn’t just want to be a pro. He wants to be an outstanding basketball player, and part of that process, he knew, he would become better being here. I feel he’ll be drafted higher and he’ll be a better player and he’ll be a better pro right off the bat, which is very, very important when you go to that league.” New York Times

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