Will Gigi be Pistons' Battier? 

September, 15, 2013
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During the offseason, the Detroit Pistons locked up Luigi Datome, a 25-year-old veteran of Italian hoops. Judging by his comments to HoopsHype.com, it sounds like he has a good perspective on his role and expectations for the 2013-14 campaign and beyond.

"For sure, it's not going to be easy for me. It's my first time outside of Italy and first time in a league that I don't know. Maybe I will need some time to adjust," he said. "I hope to have the opportunity to see the court and show my skills. That's why I signed for two years because usually in two years you're going to have your opportunity. But I hope I can show my best from the beginning."

Here is how he responded when asked which NBA player he would compare himself to.