Joe Dumars in Spain courting Kyle Singler

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Wendell Maxey of Ridiculous Upside:

Well, it’s not exactly a done deal at this point that Singler will join the Pistons next season. Right now, Dumars and Detroit’s front office is still trying to reach an agreement with Singler to play summer league.

That’s a start — a chance to sell Singler on officially making the NBA jump.

Here’s the reality: the 23-year-old is getting a chance to see the world and play basketball and a high level and doesn’t appear in a rush to leave a pretty great set-up any time soon. A season playing in the ACB and Euroleague certainly hasn’t hurt Singler at all. Still, it’s been said Dumars expects Singler to be part of Detroit’s summer-league roster when the Orlando Summer League takes place from July 9-13, along with Brandon Knight, Austin Daye and Vernon Macklin for starters.

According to Maxey, Singler didn’t play all that well in front of Dumars, although he’s having a solid season overall in Spain. I don’t know if Singler is any kind of answer for them at small forward, but the Pistons used an early second round pick on him, so like Singler’s decision to put off the NBA and play in Spain or not, it’s in Detroit’s best interests to get him here and see if he can be a NBA contributor or not.

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