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Andre Drummond | Center/Forward | #0

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 279
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (9) / DET
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Andre Drummond said he has lost over 20 pounds since the end of the regular season.
Drummond had offseason surgery to repair a deviated septum and says it has already made a world of difference. "I’m breathing better, sleeping better and in way better shape now," said Drummond. "I’m going to be able to go longer. I’m able to breathe clearer. I keep the weight off now." He also says he's looking to extend his range and is "shooting free throws with confidence" and "taking shots with confidence now." It's worth noting that Drummond attempted six 3-pointers during the NBA Africa Game last weekend. He made one. Aug 11 - 1:24 PM
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Stan Van Gundy said he wants Andre Drummond to focus on becoming an "All-Defense type of guy" next season.

"The step, to me, for Andre is to do a little bit of what DeAndre Jordan does and dominate the game at the defensive end of the floor," said Van Gundy. "Become that All-Defense type of guy. Because he’s already a historically great rebounder and to add to that becoming a great defender and build his game from there and everything to be built around the basket." Drummond turned in a career-low 1.1 blocks per game last season and also saw a slight dip in his scoring and rebounding numbers, but given that he's only 24 years old, he makes for a prime bounce-back candidate.
Source: NBA
Aug 7 - 4:44 PM

Andre Drummond admitted that he didn't play up to his potential last season and is looking to bounce back in 2017-18.

After signing a massive contract extension last summer, Drummond surprisingly took a step back in 2016-17. His scoring, rebounding and blocked shot averages all decreased compared to the prior season. "My play wasn’t where it was supposed to be and I take responsibility for that; I wasn’t playing up to my potential — and I can’t allow that to happen again," said Drummond. He had offseason surgery to repair a deviated septum, which should help his endurance. He may be undervalued in five-category fantasy leagues drafts this fall.
Aug 4 - 12:20 PM

Andre Drummond (nose) said that he's been medically cleared for well over a month.

He's also been playing in the Drew League and said he can tell a huge difference after undergoing surgery to correct a deviated septum back in May. "I'm in great shape and I can actually breath since I've gotten that surgery," he said. Drummond added that he takes responsibility for his rough 2016-17 season in which his scoring, rebounding, and blocks dipped. He's a prime bounce-back candidate, but you have no choice but to punt free throws if you draft him.
Aug 3 - 1:48 PM

The Suns expressed "strong interest" in trading for Andre Drummond last month, according to Jake Fischer of Sports Illustrated.

After signing a massive extension last summer, Drummond struggled in 2016-17. His scoring, rebounding, and blocked shot averages dropped compared to the prior season. His free-throw shooting also continues to be a major issue. Drummond's career free-throw percentage sits at .381. If the Pistons suffer through another disappointing season in 2017-18, trade rumors involving Drummond will heat up. The Suns re-signed Alan Williams this summer, and Alex Len is currently a restricted free agent.
Jul 21 - 10:26 AM

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said that Andre Drummond is starting to get used to the trade rumors.

"I think he was hurt at the trade deadline [when his name came up]," Van Gundy said. "Now, he’s been through it. Any of us would be bothered by it, but it’s a fact of life in the NBA." SVG added that Drummond is still at an age (23) where this stuff bothers him, but it also shows that he cares and that he wants to help the franchise turn things around. Drummond recently had nose surgery to repair a deviated septum, but SVG said he "looks in great shape" and he's expected to be a full go for camp.
Jun 26 - 11:09 AM

It's "unlikely" the Kings trade for Andre Drummond, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.

There were some murmurs of the Kings possibly trading away their No. 5 pick to get Drummond, so this report doesn't come out of nowhere -- Amick knows the Kings well, by the way. The Pistons could be looking to turn their roster over, so they're a team to watch tonight. Obviously if Drummond is traded, #FreeBobanTwitter will have a party this weekend.
Jun 22 - 5:17 PM

Andre Drummond said he believes the Pistons must improve their camaraderie and chemistry heading into the 2017-18 season.

Despite a disappointing 2016-17 campaign, Drummond does not feel it's necessary to overhaul the Pistons roster. "I don’t think we need to do any changes," Drummond said on Tuesday. "We had a lot of bumps in the road last season with different things going on, and it took everybody out of sync. With this summer coming up, we have to do a better job staying connected — the more stuff we do together, the better our camaraderie will be." Drummond had offseason surgery to correct a deviated septum, which he hopes will increase his energy next season.
May 19 - 1:45 PM

Andre Drummond, who recently had surgery to correct a deviated septum, may have to wear a mask to protect his nose next season.

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said Drummond may now be more prone to a broken nose a result of the surgery. "The only thing is there’s a little bit of a chance that it makes you more susceptible to breaks, which he knew going, which means he may have to wear a mask, at times," said Van Gundy. Drummond initially suffered the injury in college at UConn and re-aggravated the injury going into his second season. Drummond is hopeful that the corrective surgery will allow him to have increased energy next season and beyond.
May 13 - 1:28 PM

Andre Drummond (nose) will be cleared for full basketball activities in a month.

He recently had surgery to repair a deviated septum, as he's been breathing through just one nostril for his entire pro career. He said that the issue was at it's worst this season, and while it's probably not an excuse for his down year in 2016-17, it certainly didn't help. "This season was probably my toughest breathing year for me," Drummond said. "It got progressively worse. My allergies were really bad and it was really hard for me to get that wind out there." Drummond said he's eager to get his career back on track and that he plans on "attacking" his offseason workouts and work on his free throw shooting.
May 7 - 11:27 AM

Andre Drummond told reporters that he recently had surgery to repair a deviated septum.

Drummond said that he has been suffering through the injury since his college days at the Unversity of Connecticut and that he has been "basically breathing through one nostril his entire pro career." He added that he has noticed a real difference since playing after having the surgery. Drummond will be looking to bounce back next season from a relatively disappointing 2016-17 campaign. Unfortunately, the surgery likely won't improve his free throw shooting.
May 6 - 1:53 PM

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said that Andre Drummond "needs to have a sense of urgency to elevate his game."

Drummond took a disappointing step back this season. His stats dropped across the board, including his scoring and rebounding averages. His free throw percentage remained below 39 percent. Van Gundy did say that Drummond has "a chance to be really good to great, but he needs to do some work to get there." Over the final five games of the season, with Boban Marjanovic seeing increased playing time, Drummond averaged only 8.6 points and 11.0 rebounds.
Apr 15 - 11:14 AM

Andre Drummond scored eight points with nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 20 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

Boban Marjanovic made Andre Drummond look like, well, someone who doesn't play in the NBA. Drummond has been a major letdown all season and Boban going off just makes it look even worse. He'll have a very important offseason coming up because he has so many offensive holes.
Apr 7 - 11:18 PM

Andre Drummond made 2-of-4 from the line for two points with 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals in 29 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.

His only shot from the field was a little floater in the paint and he missed it. Obviously Drummond's offensive game is in shambles these days, failing to score more than 10 points in any of his last five. In that span, he averaged just 7.0 points, 14.0 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 0.8 steals on 45.7 percent from the field and 17.6 percent from the line. The 23-year-old center has regressed big time.
Mar 30 - 10:14 PM

Andre Drummond finished with 10 points, 15 rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes Monday against the Knicks.

In typical Drum fashion he made five of his seven field goal attempts yet missed each of his four tries from the free throw stripe. He'll go toe-to-toe against Miami's Hassan Whiteside in a battle of the big men on Tuesday night at the Palace.
Mar 27 - 10:30 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Langston Galloway
SG1Avery Bradley
2Luke Kennard
SF1Tobias Harris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Jon Leuer
2Anthony Tolliver
3Henry Ellenson
4Eric Moreland
C1Andre Drummond
2Boban Marjanovic