Appearing in his second straight game after sitting out six games, Datome scored 13 points on 6 of 13 shooting. He made one 3-pointer and added four rebounds, one assists and two steals in the game.
Datome has struggled to find a place in the rotation in his first season. He has appeared in 15 of the first 30 games this season, averaging 3.6 points per game on 37.7 percent shooting.
The 25-year-old Datome is averaging just 1.0 point, 1.5 rebounds and half an assist and is shooting 14 percent over his first two games. He's played a total of 12 minutes.
The 25-year-old Italian League MVP is expected to give Detroit depth at forward, but a hamstring injury complicated matters. He may be brought along slowly.
According to the team's official website, Datome was set to battle for playing time with Kyle Singler before the injury. At this point, it is not known what the sweet-shooting Italian's role will be, or whether he will be in the rotation by the start of the season.
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