Pistons’ Rookie Kyle Singler Decides to Opt out of 2011 Season, Staying in Spain

It would have been nice to see Kyle Singler crack the Detroit Pistons’ lineup, but it seems that fans and the franchise itself will have to wait to see how everything shakes up after Singler finishes his rounds in Spain.

After being presented with a very attractive offer from Real Madrid, the rookie has decided that it would be best for him to keep playing overseas and ultimately return to the United States to enjoy a career with the Detroit Pistons afterwards.

This only adds to the laundry list of problems that the Detroit Pistons have to address and may fuel the fire for the team to go after someone to fill Singler’s role, starting or backup, in the free agency. Before this happens, however, the Detroit Pistons need to clear some space in order to free up some cap room to sign the incoming rookies and pick up some talent before the season starts.


Let’s not forget that Ben Wallace is contemplating retirement. It may be something that is a standing concern with the aging C, but this offseason may prove to be the final straw.

“This is the place I want to retire,” Wallace said in a telephone interview with the AP.

If this statement holds up, he may want to rethink his decision to opt out of retirement and attempt another season with the Detroit franchise he holds so near and dear.

It is not that Wallace cannot contribute in any way to the Pistons, but he may want to evaluate the fact that Richard Hamilton has become a bargaining chip and Tayshaun Prince will have many carrots dangling in front of his face from other franchises more stable in their postseason hopes. Wallace is still under contract, but he could also become an option for the Pistons to move if he does not walk away from the game now.


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