With a front line of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith, the Pistons need guys to space the floor and knock down jump shots. No, not you Josh Smith, you stay near the basket, they need to get other guys to be shooters.
Enter Italian forward Luigi “Gigi” Datome.
The 6’9” forward who was the Italian League MVP and played for Virtus Roma is bound for Detroit, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
The article goes on to say Jerebko would be the first off the bench but this guy could see major minutes. I don't really know if he's going to play SF or PF. He's supposed to be a knock down shooter and we do definitely need some of those.
Datome is a SF, as is Jerebko at this point. Not saying Jerebko can't play the 4, but I don't think he will on this team. I see Monroe,Smith,CV and Mitchell being in front of him.
As for Datome as a signing, I like it. He probably can't play D, but we needed an accurate, pure shooter type at the 3. Good low risk signing. I like the idea of digging deep to find talent.
I like it too. I've read reports where people have said he's the best outside shooter in Europe. Imagine if he ended up being like Gallinari..... I know wishful thinking lol. I'm reading Siva will end up playing overseas too.