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08:09 AM ET 09.18 | At a recent practice with his new Pistons teammates, Kyle Singler came down on a fast break and made a perfect pass that led to a dunk. That's Singler. He's smart, and he'll make the right plays as a rookie this season with four years of experience at Duke and a year in Spain. Even though the small forward position is crowded with Tayshaun Prince and Corey Maggette, it'll be hard to keep Singler on the bench because of his ability to hit threes and his basketball IQ. "He makes us more athletic," Pistons big man Greg Monroe said. "He's a smart player." Singler said: "I'm here getting to know my teammates." He laughed when it was mentioned that the last small forward the Pistons drafted was Grant Hill. "That's good company to be in," he said.

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September 18, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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He has good SF size, and can shoot, but what's the end game?Is he supposed to be a legit player or a rotation guy?If its the latter, why is there a thread on him?

I think he will end up a rotation guy....but as far as him having a thread even the Detroit guy is confused. Heck they have been hyping this dude all summer in the Detroit Newspaper...

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September 18, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Just Don't Become An Edsel, Bro.

September 18, 2012  09:46 AM ET

The problem is he'll only see 5 min a game as long as Prince and Maggette are on the squad, killing his development like every other SF they bring in from the draft... Still shaking my head from that Ben Gordon/Maggette trade... The joke is I doubt any team will be dumb enough to take of their salaries should they want to rid themselves of these guys.. Anybody know if the Pistons used their Amnesty clause yet??

September 18, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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...but apparently not solid enough for him to have his own picture attached to an article about him. ????

I believe that also

September 18, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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The problem is he'll only see 5 min a game as long as Prince and Maggette are on the squad, killing his development like every other SF they bring in from the draft... Still shaking my head from that Ben Gordon/Maggette trade... The joke is I doubt any team will be dumb enough to take of their salaries should they want to rid themselves of these guys.. Anybody know if the Pistons used their Amnesty clause yet??

We cant Amnesty Prince because he signed after the Lockout and Maggette is in the final year so he is trade bait.

September 18, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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He has good SF size, and can shoot, but what's the end game?Is he supposed to be a legit player or a rotation guy?If its the latter, why is there a thread on him?

Because hes a DUKIE!! LOL...Right Doc?

September 18, 2012  10:26 AM ET

Should never have signed Tayshaun or Stuckey to those new contracts.

September 18, 2012  11:01 AM ET

The last SF the Pistons drafted was Tayshaun Prince...

September 18, 2012  11:12 AM ET
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The last SF the Pistons drafted was Tayshaun Prince...

Austin Daye ring a bell???

September 18, 2012  11:21 AM ET

A new concept in Detroit??? A team player...

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September 18, 2012  02:11 PM ET
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Whats the buzz on drummond?

From what I've seen kid looks like a beast... Him and Munroe together are going to be pretty intimidating and a load for people to deal with..

September 18, 2012  02:13 PM ET

okay......so there they go yet again..... a white player has a "High Basketball I.Q'" while black players are "Extremely Athletic"....

September 18, 2012  03:03 PM ET
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...but apparently not solid enough for him to have his own picture attached to an article about him. ????

The Interns are just trying to show that there are plenty of minutes to be had in Detroit...

Starting with the 3 apparent "spectators" getting Posterized by Deng

September 18, 2012  03:31 PM ET

My question is can he guard elite small forwards in the league, he will be guarding the other teams most versatile and more than likely athletic players day in and day out. I just dont see that playing out well in Detroit. But the kid can shoot and he does know the game so he is worth a chance at the least

 
September 18, 2012  04:43 PM ET

the last small forward drafted by Detroit wasn??t T.Prince????

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