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The NBA is back in business. But that doesn’t mean all players overseas will come running back to the United States. Kyle Singler, for example, has decided to stay in Europe.
The Detroit Pistons made Kyle Singler the 33rd overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. However, the Pistons will have to wait at least one season before seeing Singler in uniform.
Singler currently plays for Lucentum Alicante in Spain. He will soon be transferred to Real Madrid, one of the most high-profile teams in Europe.
The Pistons, though, won’t be too sad. Singler will get a chance to develop in Europe and Detroit can use the roster spot for someone else while keeping Singler’s rights.
Kyle Singler says no to the Pistons (Image: TSN.ca)
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