Pistons announce Datome, Bynum signings

The Detroit Pistons have officially announced the signings of

Italian forward Luigi Datome and guard Will Bynum.

The Pistons agreed about a week ago to a $3.5 million, two-year

contract with Datome, who has played professionally in Italy since

2003. The 25-year-old Datome is 6-foot-8 and has been a member of

the Italian national team since 2007.

Datome was named Italian League MVP with Roma in 2013, averaging

16.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He shot 41.5 percent from

3-point range.

Datome hopes he can provide steady outside shooting for a

Detroit team that already has promising big men Greg Monroe and

Andre Drummond, and signed free agent forward Josh Smith last

week.

Bynum appeared in a career-high 65 games for Detroit last

season.