Pistons sign Italian League shooter Luigi DatomePosted by Inside Hoops
The newest member of the Detroit Pistons made the announcement on Facebook.
Italian small forward Luigi Datome wrote: “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.”
A person familiar with the situation confirmed the signing and told the Free Press the deal is expected to be two years. The source requested anonymity because the deal isn’t final until Wednesday, when the league’s annual free agency moratorium ends. Yahoo! Sports is reporting the agreement is worth $3.75 million.
With the agreement, the Pistons addressed one of their biggest needs — outside shooting.
Reported by Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press
Datome, 25, averaged 16.6 points and 5.8 rebounds for Virtus Roma last season, shooting 47 percent from the field (41 percent on 3-point attempts) and 92 percent from the free throw line.
The Pistons can’t announce contract agreements with free agents until Wednesday, when the league moritorium on signings is lifted.
Reported by the Associated Press