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Andre Drummond | Center/Forward | #0

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 279
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (9) / DET
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Stan Van Gundy said that Andre Drummond must "do what it takes on the mental level to get himself ready to play every night."
According to Van Gundy, consistent effort from Drummond "hasn’t quite happened yet ... He’s not quite there all the time to where he’s ready to go." SVG went on to praise Drummond's incredible potential and his dedication to offseason improvement, adding that he's "taken a different approach to his free-throw shooting [this summer]." He may simply be trying to light a fire under Drummond, but either way it's refreshing to hear more than the usual offseason pablum. Aug 24 - 9:43 PM
Source: NBA.com

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Stan Van Gundy believes that Andre Drummond and Stanley Johnson have the most potential to take noticeable steps forward this season.

"Look, [Andre Drummond's] the guy – probably he and Stanley [Johnson] are the guys who can, I think, based on their age and what they’ve done and what they’re capable of doing, who have the potential to make the biggest jumps." SVG still believes that Drummond is the face of the Pistons' franchise and said that the big man has taken a different mental approach to his free-throw shooting this offseason. While he will be an elite source of points, boards, blocks and steals, his owners will still likely need to punt free throws considering he shot 35.5 percent from the line last season.
Source: NBA.com
Aug 22 - 12:13 PM

Andre Drummond has been working on his free throws, but he dismissed the report that he would try shooting them underhand.

"I'm just really just continuing to work on back-to-the-basket stuff," Drummond said, "and working on getting better from the foul line. I'm going to stick with the formula I have now." He shot just 35.5 percent from the line last season which forced a lot of his owners to punt free throws, but hopefully his "formula" will help him show some improvement in his age-23 season. If you ignore the free throws, Drummond had an elite season with averages of 16.2 points, 14.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks per game.
Aug 15 - 1:15 PM

Andre Drummond has officially signed his five-year extension with the Pistons worth $130 million.

"Re-signing Andre was a top priority for us this offseason," said Stan Van Gundy. "The offensive and defensive numbers speak for themselves, but more importantly, his commitment to the organization has allowed us to put together a young group of players that will grow together and continue to move the franchise forward." After averaging 16.2 points, 14.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks per game last season, Drummond will be a valid first-round target for those punting free throws.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 15 - 12:54 PM

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, Andre Drummond's five-year, $130 million deal with the Pistons is done.

The two sides wasted no time in reaching an agreement. Drummond will have a player option after the fourth year, but he will be the face of the franchise for many years to come. Drummond shot just 35.5 percent from the free throw line last season which limited his value in standard leagues, but he also averaged 16.2 points, 14.8 boards, 1.4 blocks and 1.5 steals on 52.1 percent shooting from the field.
Jul 1 - 12:40 PM

Andre Drummond and the Pistons are nearing an agreement on a five-year max deal in the $130 million range.

The NBA’s leading rebounder quickly cashes in despite his woeful 35.5 percent from the line last season. Drummond has been remarkably durable, missing just one game due to injury in his last three seasons. The NBA is expected to alter their intentional fouling rule, which should help Drummond stay on the floor throughout the game. He’s a good bet to match his league-leading 66 double-doubles from last season as a DFS monster in his upcoming age-23 season.
Jul 1 - 4:20 AM

According to Ken Berger of CBS Sports, Andre Drummond is expected to quickly agree to terms on a new deal with the Pistons.

Berger also indicated that the Drummond deal could be one of the first agreements once free agency officially begins. This was the expectation all along since Drummond is a restricted free agent, and the big man is fully expected to receive a max deal unless the Pistons convinced him to take a slight discount.
Jun 30 - 11:24 PM

Andre Drummond will not play for Team USA at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Drummond had a very limited role with Team USA during the FIBA tournament, so perhaps that factored into his decision to not participate. Drummond will now have the entire offseason to work on his game, and he'll reportedly put on emphasis on improving at the charity stripe. Additionally, Drummond will be a restricted free agent this summer, and all signs point to him signing a max deal with the Pistons.
Jun 23 - 2:26 PM

Stan Van Gundy said that he wants Andre Drummond to protect the rim better next season.

"He's gotta protect the rim better," Van Gundy said. "He's pretty good on pick-and-rolls, and can get better. But he's got to protect the rim and challenge shots better -- whether it's blocking shots, or using the verticality to get up and be tougher. The numbers bear it out. The eyeball test, too. For his athletic ability, he's not there yet in terms of protecting the rim." Drummond is also going to spend a lot of time working on his free throws this summer, but the big man is getting a max deal from the Pistons no matter what.
Source: ESPN
May 13 - 1:06 PM

Stan Van Gundy believes there is enough time this summer for Andre Drummond to improve his free throw shooting.

"I think probably, over the summer, you could change," Van Gundy said. "Shoot them with your other hand, like Tristan Thompson did, or shoot them underhand. And again, literally everything’s on the table." The big man is going to get a max deal no matter what, but he shot just 35.5 percent from the line this season and will need to improve that aspect of his game to dissuade opposing teams from intentionally putting him on the line.
May 8 - 10:58 AM

Stan Van Gundy said that Andre Drummond is open to shooting underhanded free throws.

"As far as shooting underhand or anything else, it’s fair to say my discussion with Andre yesterday and the discussions Jeff and I have had and staff — everything is on the table," Van Gundy said. Drummond's inability to knock down shots at the stripe forced SVG to pull him during crunch time for much of the year, something that Drummond was not all that fond of. It'll be interesting to see if Drummond goes with the underhand method, but we wouldn't expect a dramatic improvement from the 38.0 percent free throw shooter next season.
Apr 28 - 3:23 PM

Pistons owner Tom Gores said he is "absolutely" comfortable giving Andre Drummond a max contract in restricted free agency this summer.

Some will ask why Gores would openly provide this information, but the reality is that Drummond is going to get a max deal either from the Pistons or via an offer sheet from another team, so the move only helps to continue to build goodwill between Detroit and their franchise center. While AD obviously needs to work on his free throws—he was historically bad this season and expressed frustration about being benched in certain instances—Drummond is just 22 years young and has plenty of growth ahead of him.
Apr 25 - 10:52 AM

Andre Drummond's season ended on Sunday with 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting, 11 rebounds, and two blocks in 31 minutes of action.

The Pistons barely won the rebounding battle tonight, 42-41, an area Stan Van Gundy said has been "terrible" throughout the first round. Drummond was once again intentionally fouled throughout the game, going 5-of-10 at the line, a glaring weakness that teams will continue to exploit until he starts knocking them down. Better luck next year.
Apr 24 - 11:33 PM

Andre Drummond made 8-of-14 from the field and 1-of-6 from the line for 17 points with seven rebounds, two blocks and no turnovers in 27 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

He just can't make free throws and coach Stan Van Gundy can't play him when teams hack him. Drummond has made just 25.0 percent of his free throws in the last three games this postseason. While he was effective in the low post tonight and other areas of his game have improved, he has to find a way to at least flirt with 50 percent from the line next year.
Apr 22 - 9:39 PM

Andre Drummond shot 4-of-16 at the FT line on Wednesday, but still finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, one steal and one block in 36 minutes.

Drummond scored the game's first points on a jump-hook and he had some nice moments playing pick-and-roll with Reggie Jackson, but his 25.0 percent FT shooting is the headline here. There's no reason to think the Cavs will quit hacking him as the series shifts to Detroit, so be prepared for some slow-paced games. In other disappointing news, this was the 11th time all season Drummond was held to single-digit rebounds.
Apr 20 - 11:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Ray McCallum
4Lorenzo Brown
5Steve Blake
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Michael Gbinije
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Jon Leuer
3Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Boban Marjanovic
4Kaleb Tarczewski