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Luigi Datome | Forward

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 215

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Luigi Datome is expected to be bought out or waived.
He was likely just attached in this deal to make the money work with Tayshaun Prince's contract. Datome has played just 17 minutes all season with the Pistons. Feb 20 - 4:42 PM

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Luigi Datome has been traded to the Celtics in the Tayshaun Prince deal.

He had a lot of buzz in the summer of 2013 as a bigger guy with some nice range, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy or really show any other skill. Datome can be ignored in all leagues.
Feb 19 - 3:40 PM

Luigi Datome (ankle) didn't leave the Pistons' bench on Tuesday.

He was listed as a DNP-CD and coach Stan Van Gundy has yet to play him this season, so we're taking him off the injury report.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:58:00 PM

Luigi Datome (ankle) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Bucks.

Datome currently is not a rotation player for the Pistons, and he can remain on the waiver wire in all leagues until he proves otherwise.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 03:36:00 PM

Gigi Datome (hamstring) is available to play on Monday.

Datome is healthy, but he's got no role with the Pistons right now.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 01:37:00 PM

Luigi Datome (hamstring) will be available to play Friday vs. the Thunder.

Datome is going to struggle to find minutes playing behind Josh Smith, Kyle Singler, and Caron Butler, so he's not a viable option in most leagues.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 06:55:00 PM

Luigi Datome (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday.

Datome hasn't yet suited up for a single game this season, but his return to practice means that he's taking a positive step in that direction. Still, he's currently behind Josh Smith, Kyle Singler, and Caron Butler on the depth chart, so he's not likely to hold any fantasy value upon his return. Leave him on the wire.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Luigi Datome (hamstring) is inactive for Detroit's game on Wednesday.

He has yet to make an appearance this season and this injury further solidifies that he should not be on any fantasy roster.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 11:44:00 AM

Luigi Datome has chosen to play the 2014-15 season with the Detroit Pistons.

FC Barcelona was reportedly interested in the 26-year-old, but Datome has decided to give the NBA one more chance. "My goal is to try another year in the NBA and draw a line with my experience at the end of next season," Datome said. "I signed a two-year deal precisely because so many players, in their first season in America, have had difficulties." Gigi only averaged 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds during his first season in the NBA and shouldn't be on any fantasy radars heading into the 2014-15 season.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 09:41:00 AM

In a recent interview forward Luigi Datome admitted to his struggles during his rookie campaign, but stated that he hopes to become part of the rotation in his second season.

"I don’t know how good I’m going to be, but my next stop, my next target is to be rotation guy that play every night," Datome said. Datome was one of the best outside shooters in Europe, but shot just 17.9 percent from 3-point range during his rookie season. However, with how much coach Stan Van Gundy values the outside shot, and how much the Pistons need that outside scoring threat, it is possible Datome gets more playing time in his second year.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 12:06:00 PM

Pistons forward Luigi Datome said that his 18.4 percent shooting from downtown is partly due to his limited role off the bench.

Datome was considered a lights-out shooter in Europe but he's struggled to adapt to the NBA. "My percentage is terrible," he said. "It’s not easy to sit for five, six games and then play maybe five minutes of garbage time." The 26-year-old will earn $1.8 million in the final year of his contract next season, and he should go undrafted in fantasy leagues.
Tue, Apr 15, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Luigi Datome got some garbage time run on Tuesday and hit 4-of-6 shots and two 3-pointers for 10 points and a block in 17 minutes.

This was a career night for Datome and there's no doubt he can shoot the ball. He got some run tonight as Josh Smith was benched early in the blowout, but has no chance at fantasy value in the near future. This was a garbage-time special.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 02:55:00 AM

Luigi Datome will see time at power forward in an effort to find him minutes.

Fantasy owners shouldn't be flocking to their waiver wires to scoop up the Italian upon reading this news, but it's an interesting nugget nonetheless. Datome is a pure shooter and could give fantasy owners a cheap boost in 3-pointers if he sees more playing time, as he had four attempts from downtown in Wednesday's game.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 12:03:00 PM

Luigi Datome (hamstring) made his NBA debut against the Wizards on Wednesday, failing to produce any stats.

It's a little hard to put up stats in just 18 seconds. Before training camp, there were reports that Datome would be one of the first men off the bench for the Pistons, but injuries to his foot and hamstring derailed that talk. He's off the radar for now.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 03:34:00 AM

Luigi Datome (foot, hamstring) hopes to practice on Monday for the first time in nearly a month.

Mo Cheeks suggested that Datome, who missed the entire preseason, will not be part of the rotation to begin the season. "Then, depending on the game, depending on what other guys are doing, he gets a chance," Cheeks said. "But he's got to get out on the court first, and see him make shots, and see him do certain things, and take it from there." Datome has solid 3-point range but faces a steep climb to fantasy relevance.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 08:32:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
SF1Evan Turner
2Jae Crowder
3James Young
4Luigi Datome
5Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Jonas Jerebko
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk