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Andre Drummond | Center/Forward | #0

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (22) / 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 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. May 13 - 1:06 PM
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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

Andre Drummond double-doubled during Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Cavs, tallying 13 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go with 11 rebounds and one block through 37 minutes of action.

Drummond didn't even register his first bucket until the mid-way point of the second quarter, but he was much more aggressive after the half, posting a 29.7 usage rate. It's worth noting that Stan Van Gundy had Drummond ride the pine during crunch time in favor of Aron Baynes (three points in 11 minutes), so it'll be interesting to see if that trend continues during Game 2.
Apr 17 - 6:35 PM

Andre Drummond is resting on Wednesday against the Cavs.

He'll be stuck on 81 games here and has played at least 81 in the last three seasons. Aron Baynes should get some heavy minutes.
Apr 13 - 6:48 PM

Andre Drummond scored 13 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and blocked four shots to help the Pistons hold on for a 108-104 win vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

Drummond added one assist and one steal but he shot just 5-of-14 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line. Stan Van Gundy yanked him for poor defensive effort at one point, and he was benched after missing free throws down the stretch, but none of that will affect his role vs. the Wizards on Friday.
Apr 6 - 10:16 PM

Stan Van Gundy hinted that he won't hesitate to bench Andre Drummond down the stretch of a game if he's struggling from the foul line.

Drummond is just 3-of-20 from the charity stripe over his last two games, and he's been benched for Aron Baynes in the fourth quarter of each contest. "He was 1-for-10 and he made the decision easy tonight," Van Gundy said. "In a close game like that, back and forth, we can’t be playing hoping for one point — at most — when they’re playing for two or three. You can’t do that; you’re putting way too much pressure on your defense." If the Pistons make the playoffs, Drummond can expect to be sent to the foul line early and often. For the season, Drummond is connecting on a woeful 33.3 percent of his free throws.
Apr 4 - 9:10 AM

Andre Drummond made 5-of-10 from the field and 1-of-10 from the line for 11 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one turnover in 28 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

He got pulled in this game because of the foul shooting woes. Drummond is down to 35.3 percent from the line on the year, including his 34.1 percent on the road. Why wouldn't teams Hack-a Drummond on the road?
Apr 2 - 10:59 PM

Andre Drummond made 5-of-15 from the field and 2-of-10 from the line for 12 points with 17 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes against the Mavs on Friday.

This will be one to forget with lackadaisical defense and horrendous shooting. Drummond's shooting issues have him a true shooting percentage of 30.9. He has a huge matchup against the Bulls on Saturday in a favorable matchup, too.
Apr 1 - 10:37 PM

Andre Drummond scored 19 points with 17 rebounds and two blocks against the Hawks on Saturday during a 112-95 loss.

He clinched the NBA crown for double-doubles this year with this gem of a stat line. Drummond has 61 double-doubles with eight games to go, so he won't be able to join the prestigious group of players with 70 double-doubles in a season. He'll likely get it at some point in his career (Hakeem Olajuwon and Kevin Garnett are the only two to have done it since 1985-86).
Mar 26 - 11:15 PM

Andre Drummond scored 18 points during a 112-105 win over the Hornets on Friday with 14 rebounds and three blocks in 29 minutes.

This game was a blowout until the Pistons backups almost blew it in garbage time. Drummond has 60 double-doubles and he will clinch the crown for most this season the next time Russell Westbrook doesn't post a double-double. As for the Pistons, they now have a 2.0-game lead for the eight spot and are tied with the Pacers for No. 7. Their chances are looking good on a five-game winning streak.
Mar 25 - 11:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Steve Blake
3Spencer Dinwiddie
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Darrun Hilliard
3Jodie Meeks
SF1Marcus Morris
2Stanley Johnson
3Reggie Bullock
PF1Tobias Harris
2Anthony Tolliver
C1Andre Drummond
2Aron Baynes
3Joel Anthony