The Pistons address their outside shooting needs by signing Italian League MVP Luigi Datome. The two year deal is worth 3.5 millions for Datome, who was being pursued by many NBA teams including Milwaukee, San Antonio, Boston, Phoenix and Houston.
Datome the 25 year old 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward, was regarded as the No. 1 free agent in Europe this season, and best shooters in the Italian League. Datome averaged 16.6 points. 5.8 rebounds and 47% shooting, going 41% from downtown. He’s also a great free throw averaging 92% from the stripe
As for the rest of the roster…
It appears the Pistons will have one roster spot for either Kim English or late second-round pick Peyton Siva. Neither of those players are yet under contract. Khris Middleton, a second-round pick from the 2012 draft, has a guaranteed contract and the Pistons guaranteed Ukrainian big man Slava Kravtsov’s contract for 2013-14. Via The Detroit News