HoopsHype Kyle Singler rumors


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But the NBA shut down league operations on July 1 when the old collective bargaining agreement expired, and Singler's hope of making the team was put on hold. Rather than wait and wait and wait for the lockout to end, Singler, wanting to remain sharp and fit, launched his professional career in Spain's top flight with Lucentum Alicante. He's glad he made the decision to play in Europe. "Definitely," he said to FIBA.com. "I know a lot of guys back in the States want to play basketball. "It's unfortunate that the lockout is happening. "You have your pros and cons to everything. "I'm far away from my family and they're not able to see my play, but, this is what I want to do. "I'm having a good time, and it's good basketball." FIBA.com

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Pistons forward Austin Daye, poised for a breakout year, isn't waiting for the NBA lockout to be resolved. The third-year forward signed a deal with a Russian team; Daye, 23, departs this weekend. Only one other Piston, second-round pick Kyle Singler, has signed an overseas deal, with Spanish club Lucentum Alicante. Daye's deal is for two months, ending in December, Daye can opt-out in case the NBA's collective bargaining situation is resolved quickly. Training camp would start the first week of October. Daye averaged 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 20 minutes last season, shooting 40 percent from three-point range. Detroit News

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Adrian Wojnarowski: Duke's Kyle Singler, 33rd overall pick to Detroit, has reached agreement on deal with Alicante of Spanish ACB, agent Greg Lawrence tells Y! Singler's deal in Spain includes an out-clause to return to NBA if lockout ends, Lawrence said. Twitter

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Pistons draft picks Brandon Knight and Kyle Singler told the Free Press on Thursday afternoon that despite the fact that the lockout prevents them from even discussing a contract with the club that selected them in last month's draft, they aren't thinking about going overseas. "That's not an option for me as of now," Knight said from Maine, where both he and Singler were helping out at a basketball camp. "I'm just focusing on getting better. I'm sure that's an option for other guys.""Not really as of right now," Singler said when asked if he had considered a foreign league. Detroit Free Press

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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

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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

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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

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