Breaking News Pistons sign Italian League shooter Luigi Datome

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  1. BillLaimbeer

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    Considered to be one of the best 3-point shooters in all of Europe. He is 26 years old, 6'9", 220 pounds, the MVP of the Italian League last year.

    From his Facebook page: “I made my decision to be a player of the Detroit Pistons. I think that Detroit is the right place to make another step in my career and to realize a dream. I am very excited to play with the Pistons.”



    Pistons sign Italian League shooter Luigi Datome | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
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    Can't wait for the sequel in Rochester Hills.
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    Just make sure to put him on the roster. :outtahere:
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    I have no idea what you are talking about....
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    Wonder if he still has the pony-tail. We have been quite hair-deficient since Herrrrrman left.
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    mikhail1973 All-Star Administrator 1x Fantasy Champion

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    For sure
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    How much will he get paid? The median mid-level exception was used on Will.
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    Yahoo! Sports is reporting the agreement is worth $3.75 million.
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    That's for 2 years so... half of that each year?
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    I guess so
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    I think Luigi should have got more.
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    Smith, MVP, Singler, Middleton and Pope - are we going for super depth at SF again? I like the signing.
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    Didn't expect to see so many dunks. Looks like a great pickup.
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    I'm excited. The Italian league is more like college ball. He's a little older, but that's okay.
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    Whenever Luigi is at the FT line, the fans should chant giocatore più di valore.
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    That equates to 2,932,789 Euros as of today. How much will it be worth when he plays......and how much of an increase was it to leave Italy and play in the USA! Things that make you go hmmm.
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    Drummond needs to give up his jersey number, just so we can get "I'm-a Luigi, I'm-a number 1" t-shirts.

    I'd wear one, at least.
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    Re: Luigi. Tell him to bring Mario with him. :beer:
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    KCP is a SG.
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    Luigi Datome - Welcome to Piston Nation!

    I used to work with a man named Luigi. Unfortunately, he was fired a few months back.

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