Report: Pistons sign Italian League MVP

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The Detroit Pistons have signed Italian League MVP Luigi Datome to a two-year, $3.75 million contract, according to The Detroit News.

Detome posted the news on his Facebook page Tuesday, according to the paper.

The 25-year-old averaged 16.6 points and 5.8 rebounds for Virtus Roma last season. He shot 47 percent from the field and 92 percent from the free-throw line. The 6-foot-9, 220-pound forward is regarded as the No. 1 free agent in Europe this season, and one of the Italian League's best shooters.

The Pistons can't announce the deal until Wednesday, when the league lifts its moritorium on signings. The Memphis Grizzlies also made an offer, while the Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets were reportedly interested.
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