Kyle Singler, the 33rd overall pick in the June NBA draft, has reached agreement with Real Madrid and won’t play for the Detroit Pistons this season, agent Greg Lawrence of Wasserman Media Group told Yahoo! Sports.
Singler, a forward out of Duke, will sign a contract for the remainder of the season in the Spanish ACB League, replacing the Dallas Mavericks’ Rudy Fernandez on the Real Madrid roster.
After an outstanding showing with Alicante in the same league – where he averaged a team-leading 15 points on 47 percent shooting – Singler decided to take the Real Madrid offer on Tuesday.
– Reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports
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The Celtics and Leo Papile have parted ways after more than 14 years.
The team has made no official announcement, but sources confirmed he is no longer with the club.
Papile had no comment when reached last night, but other people close to the situation said it was time for both to move on.
Since coming aboard in 1997 with the hiring of Rick Pitino, Papile has served under various titles but mainly has been a talent evaluator.
Having founded the Boston Amateur Basketball Club in 1977, his AAU ties gave him good access to on- and off-court information regarding young players who might come on the Celtics’ radar as draft picks or free agents. Papile was last listed as senior director of basketball operations.
– Reported by Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald