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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  13 responses

Kyle Singler Turns Down Pistons; Will Stay in Spain


The NBA lockout may be over, but that doesn’t mean that Pistons draft pick Kyle Singler’s EuroTrip is done: “Kyle Singler, the 33rd overall pick in the June NBA draft, has reached agreement with Real Madrid and won’t play for the Detroit Pistons this season, agent Greg Lawrence of Wasserman Media Group told Yahoo! Sports. Singler, a forward out of Duke, will sign a contract for the remainder of the season in the Spanish ACB League, replacing the Dallas Mavericks’ Rudy Fernandez on the Real Madrid roster. After an outstanding showing with Alicante in the same league – where he averaged a team-leading 15 points on 47 percent shooting – Singler decided to take the Real Madrid offer on Tuesday. A combination of his comfort level in Spain and a salary higher than that of most second-round draft picks convinced him to finish the season there. ‘Real Madrid presented a really attractive package that Kyle couldn’t pass up,’ Lawrence said. ‘While playing in Alicante, Kyle fell in love with Spain, but he’s also looking forward to career in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons.’”

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  • tomtom

    In other news, a tramp living outside Mcdonalds and eating from a trash can also rejected an offer from Detroit.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    AT LEAST THIS ISNT AS BAD AS WHEN THE MAGIC DRAFTED WHATSHISFACE A FEW YEARS AGO WITH A TOP PICK, AND HE DECIDED TO NEVER COME TO THE NBA. WHOOPS.

  • JuicyM

    Great decision by Singler. El paraíso dulzura, España, versus la basura, Detroit? España gana siempre.

  • Mike From Spain

    Hmm you mean Fran Vazquez?

  • JEr dawg

    Detroit is rough. I can’t blame him because he’s just going to sit in Detroit. Be anything he comes a Celtic in few years after Paul Pierce retires or gets traded.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Smart move, he wouldn’t be getting any PT in Detroit.

  • Bx Baller

    Great move, more $$, more minutes, better team,better city, better women!

  • fruizm

    @JuicyM….NBA > Espana

  • underdog

    More money, more PT, more sunshine.

  • brad

    well said BX

  • http://www.slamonline.com aman from arkansas

    i think kyle singler woulda got playing time but if not who woulda got it summers or jonas

  • Jack millen

    i think Kyle should come back!

    Your number 1fan,
    Jackson smith millen

  • Reebo Skeebo

    To get playing time in the NBA, Singler would be required to shave his head, get covered in tatoos, bulk up on steroids, and amass an extensive criminal record.

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