Singler plans to sign with Pistons in July

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Detroit Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars says the team expects to sign Kyle Singler on July 11.

Detroit drafted the former Duke standout 33rd overall last year and Singler chose to stay in Spain after the lockout ended.

Dumars says the team looks forward to having the 6-foot-8 forward play for the Pistons this season.

The Pistons had a news conference Friday to introduce their 2012 selections.

Detroit drafted Connecticut center Andre Drummond ninth overall Thursday night to complement power forward Greg Monroe. The franchise desperately seeking to earn its first trip to the playoffs since 2009 took Texas A&M forward Khris Middleton and Missouri guard Kim English in the second round.

— Associated Press

Read more in Saturday's Mail Tribune, including details from reporter Kris Henry's conversation with Singler.

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