Kyle Singler will remain in Spain to play for Real Madrid rather than return to the United States and play for the Detroit Pistons, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting. Singler was the 33rd pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Duke University.
Singler began his overseas career playing for Alicante, where he averaged 15 points per game. He signed with Real Madrid Tuesday to replace Rudy Fernandez, who will be returning to play with the Dallas Mavericks.
“Real Madrid presented a really attractive package that Kyle couldn’t pass up,” Singler’s agent Greg Lawrence told Yahoo! Sports. “While playing in Alicante, Kyle fell in love with Spain, but he’s also looking forward to career in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons.”
Detroit will still own rights to Singler for the 2012-13 season, when he is expected to return to the NBA. The Pistons will have a chance to make a counter offer December 9 if they are interested in luring Singler back stateside.
After years of us divulging embarrassing and true information about Kyle Singler, his reputation has finally taken a bad enough hit to the point where he has fled the country. "Real Madrid presented a really attractive package that Kyle couldn't pass up." Like what, not living in Detroit? Just when I thought those Chrysler ads saved that city it's right back down in the dumps again when even a lowlife like Singler turns it down. He's your problem now Spain. With Singler's emigration, look forward to hearing some pretty interesting facts about the Plumlees in the very near future.