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Besides Robbie Hummel, Juvecaserta, as Gazzetta di Caserta reports, is also interested in Peyton Siva. The dominican point-guard was drafted by Detroit Pistons in the second round and could be the big name for the roster. About forwards the team would like to bring Jumaine Jones back in Caserta (Tony Gaffney seems too difficult to reach) Sportando

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The Pistons have until Sept. 6 to tender an offer for next season to No. 56 overall draft pick Peyton Siva and Dumars said he has had discussions with the player's agent about all the possibilities, including Siva agreeing to play overseas in 2013-14 so the Pistons could retain his rights. "We liked him a lot," in summer league, Dumars said of Siva. "He had a great showing and he's someone that we have a great interest in either keeping or retaining his rights." Booth Newspapers

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The world was introduced to Peyton Siva Sr., aka “Big Siva,” by the CBS cameras during the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta, when Siva’s Louisville Cardinals defeated Michigan for the national title. Viewers saw an energetic, passionate and likable parent supporting his child in the most vocal and visceral manner possible — wearing a spray-painted shirt with injured guard Kevin Ware’s No. 5 on it, being animated after every big play. It didn’t show the gradual steps their relationship has taken through the years, where the son had to teach the father, helping pull him from the depths of pain and self-destruction of alcohol and drug abuse. Whatever his father did, he jumped into it full force, and those traits carried through the Siva household. Siva’s older brother and sister spent time in jail for crimes related to drugs, alcohol abuse or shoplifting. Detroit News

Siva was often around to see it in its rawest form, and instead of believing he’d follow a similar path, he made a conscious decision very early in adolescence to take a different one. “Honestly, I learned from other mistakes,” Siva said. “Once I seen what alcohol and drugs did to my dad and brother, I told myself I’d never do those types of things.” Detroit News

After watching his father battle his demons, even once stopping him from committing suicide as a 13-year old by driving to a drug house to find him and talking him down from using a gun on himself, it gave a glimpse of the power he had in his words and actions. The gregarious personality of “Big Siva” — and his background as a kickboxer — made him a likable figure despite his struggles. “Growing up, he was well-known in the community. He went to my games,” Siva said. “Plus he coached little league football. People wanted to help him out. He was a great people person.” Detroit News

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With just two days remaining before the 2013 NBA Draft, the Clippers are conducting their final group workout Tuesday morning at the team’s training facility. Potential first-round pick Tony Mitchell of North Texas is the top rated prospect attending. He averaged 9.3 rebounds in 55 college games and entered the NBA as a sophomore after becoming one of the best high school players in the nation in 2010. Trevor Mbakwe (Minnesota) and Elias Harris (Gonzaga), two more athletic rebounders, will join Mitchell along with guards Ian Clark (Belmont) and Peyton Siva, who led Louisville to the 2013 NCAA title. NBA.com

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