Andre Drummond RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pistons could use virtual reality to help Drummond's free throws

    The Score "Everything is on the table when it comes to helping Andre Drummond overcome his free-throw woes. Stan Van Gundy and the Detroit Pistons are already considering having their franchise center shoot underhanded at the charity stripe after he hit an abysmal 35.5 percent of his free throws this..." May 13

  • SVG hopes off-season enough for Drummond free throw fix

    Detroit Free Press "Just to be clear: Andre Drummond shooting underhanded free throws is one of several options the Pistons will consider this off-season to improve the center’s historically bad foul shooting. A more pertinent question might be whether Drummond will have enough time to implement a major change in..." May 08

  • Andre Drummond 'open' to going underhanded at the line

    Detroit News "Pistons center Andre Drummond is no Rick Barry at the free-throw line. But the two may have something in common beginning next year. Drummond, who had a horrific season at the line — making just 36 percent — potentially could be changing his style to underhand free throws next..." April 28

  • Lack of trust in Andre Drummond a problem for Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "The free throws swished. One after the other. Five straight … six straight … seven straight … eight straight free throws from Andre Drummond. The shooting form, the release point identical for each of those seemingly effortless attempts. Pleased with the consistency, Detroit Pistons assistant..." April 25

  • Pistons favorable to re-signing Andre Drummond with max deal

    ESPN "Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond is in line to sign a max contract extension this summer. Pistons owner Tom Gores made it clear after Sunday night's season-ending Game 4 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers that he has no qualms about giving Drummond big money. "No hesitation," Gores said..." April 25

  • LeBron unsurprised Drummond escaped punishment for elbowing

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James delivered another subtle message to the league Sunday that he believes he is treated unfairly on foul calls. Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, who has remained relatively quiet on the physicality of this series, seemed to agree. Pistons center Andre Drummond was not punished by the league..." April 24

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    Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard

    #Pistons Drummond on sulking Friday: "I did apologize for the way I acted. It looked a certain way that it wasn’t."

  • Report: LaVine, Drummond, Barton, Gordon to participate in Slam Dunk Contest

    The Score "Minnesota Timberwolves high-flyer Zach LaVine will reportedly be in Toronto for NBA All-Star Weekend to defend his Slam Dunk Contest win from a year ago. The 20-year-old guard will be facing some stiff competition, though, with Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons, Will Barton of the Denver..." February 04

  • Pistons exploring ways to boost Drummond's FT shooting

    Detroit Free Press "It was a familiar scene. It was the conclusion of the Pistons’ practice, and a few players were working on various aspects of their games Sunday afternoon on the practice floor at the University of Utah basketball facility. And there was center Andre Drummond practicing one of the simplest..." January 28

  • Drummond sets record for most missed free throws in NBA game

    The Score "Detroit Pistons bench boss Stan Van Gundy had Dwight Howard in Orlando, so he's no stranger to the Hack-a-(insert center who's horrible at free-throw shooting) strategy employed in today's NBA. So when Howard's current team, the Houston Rockets, targeted Pistons center Andre Drummond on..." January 21

  • SVG wants more out of Pistons' Drummond, and not just improved FT shooting

    Michigan Live "The free-throw shooting is the over-arching problem, but Stan Van Gundy has other issues with his franchise center these days. Andre Drummond's rebounding numbers are down of late, 11.2 per game over the last five, dragging down his season average to 15.4, and his defense is lacking. Couple..." January 14

  • Drummond lags on defense but his rebounding is special

    Detroit News "News: Where does Andre Drummond rank among the Pistons’ greatest rebounders? Views: Drummond is the best. I always thought Dennis Rodman was until now. I always placed Rodman ahead of Ben Wallace, who was a great rebounder and defender. Drummond trumps Rodman because the guy is so strong...." November 26

  • Khris Middleton says Pistons' Andre Drummond 'doesn't like contact'

    CBS Sports "On Monday, the Bucks trounced the Pistons, who are starting to come apart a little bit. There are some cracks in the foundation, and their shooting problems continue. In that game, Andre Drummond was "held" to "just" 15 points and 15 rebounds, on 6-of-14 shooting. When asked about it after the..." November 25

  • Andre Drummond Loves Detroit, Plans On Re-Signing

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons and Andre Drummond agreed to not sign an extension before the Nov. 2nd deadline in order to preserve cap space for 2016. "Andre really, really wants to win," Stan Van Gundy said. "We laid out the difference of where we'd be salary-cap wise. It's almost $13 million. He wants..." November 14

  • Andre Drummond's many talents: He rebounds – and fixes computers

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA scorekeepers have already had to work hard to keep track of Andre Drummond's rebounds on their courtside computers this season. And if one of those computers malfunctioned, the Detroit Pistons center just might be able to fix it, too. "I've been a tech guy since I was kid," Drummond told..." November 13

  • Drummond, Harden named Players of the Week "The Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond and the Houston Rockets' James Harden were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 8. Drummond helped the Pistons to a 2-1 week behind averages of 22.0 points (fourth..." November 09

  • Drummond, Curry named Players of the Week "The Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond and the Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry were today named NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Tuesday, Oct. 27, through Sunday, Nov. 1. Drummond posted a point-rebound double-double in each game, leading..." November 02

  • Andre Drummond To Wait On Extension, Pistons Get $13M Cap Space

    ESPN "Andre Drummond has elected not to sign a long-term extension with the Detroit Pistons before next month's deadline in a partnership with the team to increase salary-cap space, coach and team president Stan Van Gundy said Tuesday. Drummond was a strong candidate to sign up to a five-year, $120..." October 21

  • Pistons, Andre Drummond Not Planning Extension

    Hoops Rumors "Andre Drummond wants to wait until next summer to talk contract with the Pistons instead of signing an extension before the November 2nd deadline, Pistons coach/executive Stan Van Gundy told reporters today, including Keith Langlois of and Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press. The..." October 20

  • Andre Drummond, Harrison Barnes 'best positioned' to get rookie extensions

    The Score "The deadline to extend players entering the fourth year of their rookie contracts was pushed back to Nov. 2 because the usual date (Oct. 31) falls on a weekend this year, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. With that in mind, the two likeliest candidates to secure long-term contracts are Detroit..." October 12

  • Drummond mum on contract status with Pistons

    Detroit Free Press "Fourth-year big man and Pistons want a max deal, but Detroit has incentive to wait until next off-season to sign him Andre Drummond knew the question was coming. The Oct. 31 deadline to sign a contract extension looms and everyone wants to know if it will happen. But the Detroit Pistons’..." September 29

  • Stan Van Gundy not worried about hack-a-Drummond strategy next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "It happened to DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard seemingly every game. It happened to guys such as Josh Smith, although less often. But when it came to the Pistons’ Andre Drummond, there was not a lot of hack-a-Drummond taking place. That despite the fact he shot just 38.7 percent from the free..." August 17

  • Andre Drummond tweets displeasure with Pistons’ schedule

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2015-16 NBA schedule was officially released on Wednesday, and most people are exceptionally pleased with it. The league cut down on the number of back-to-back games and slashed the number of four-games-in-five-nights sets by more than half. The amount miles traveled by teams was also reduced...." August 13

  • Andre Drummond's free-throw shooting; the "Burke over Pope" comparisons have ended

    Detroit Bad Boys "Stan Van Gundy: Drummond could "start pushing 60%" from the charity stripe as soon as this year David Hopla joined assistant coach Malik Allen in California just over a month ago to help rectify Andre Drummond's free throw woes, and Stan Van Gundy is confident that the shooting coach's efforts..." August 10

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Some more Team USA news: ESPN sources say Kevin Love (though still rehabbing) and Andre Drummond will both be in attendance for Vegas camp

  • Factors to consider with Drummond/Pistons extension

    Detroit Free Press "Andre Drummond's contract situation with the Detroit Pistons appears simple. Sign that $120-million, five-year maximum extension sometime this summer, and get it on the books. His new salary of $22 million would begin in the 2016-17 season. But the two sides could agree to wait to sign the..." July 17

  • Stan Van Gundy says Pistons will now talk contract extension with Andre Drummond

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Detroit Pistons had some success near the end of the season with the Reggie Jackson/Andre Drummond pick and roll. This summer they locked up half that duo, paying Jackson more money than anyone else was going to. Now they will turn their attention to Drummond. Drummond is eligible for a..." July 13

  • As Andre Drummond fine-tunes game, Detroit Pistons pursue long-term extension

    Michigan Live "Stan Van Gundy coached Dwight Howard in Orlando but isn't fond of making comparisons between the young center he coached then and the one he coaches today, Detroit's Andre Drummond. But just as rebounders, they are quite similar, with one exception, Van Gundy said. Howard was, and is, a much..." April 22

  • Drummond wants Draymond as teammate, but is it tampering?

    Detroit News "Pistons center Andre Drummond might have violated NBA tampering rules when he tweeted Saturday night that he wanted to play with Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green. The tweet has been deleted. The tweet came shortly after Green scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Warriors'..." April 22

  • Gores wants Monroe, says Drummond deserves max deal

    Detroit News "Pistons owner Tom Gores wants to keep his big guys together and is going to do everything he can to re-sign forward Greg Monroe and take care of center Andre Drummond financially when the time comes. Gores said he will be involved in the recruitment of Monroe, who becomes an unrestricted free..." April 16

  • Pistons' Drummond cleared to play against the Grizzlies

    Detroit News "Joel Anthony and Anthony Tolliver might not have to fill the big size 18 shoes of Andre Drummond again. But they're ready if they must. Drummond was cleared to play Tuesday night against the Grizzlies after passing the NBA's concussion protocol before practice Monday. He practiced, and coach..." March 17

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    David Mayo @David_Mayo

    #Pistons Andre Drummond clears NBA return-to-participation concussion protocol and will play vs. #Grizzlies Tuesday.

  • Pistons' Drummond understands sitting over FT misses

    Detroit Free Press "Stan Van Gundy today joined Detroit Pistons fans in their second-guessing. After he decided to sit center Andre Drummond for the entire fourth quarter -- following a dominating 13 points and 18 rebounds through three quarters in Monday's loss at Atlanta -- the Pistons' coach said he wrestled..." January 21

  • Andre Drummond apologizes for picture he took while driving almost 100 mph

    Pro Basketball Talk "It’s been a few years since I took a DMV test to renew my driver’s license, but I’m fairly sure taking a picture with your camera phone of you driving almost 100 is frowned upon. That’s just what Piston’s big man Andre Drummond did. He posted the above photo on Snapchat, we’ll give him the..." December 08

  • Andre Drummond's progress comes at a price

    Detroit News "Stan Van Gundy was busy criticizing himself Monday night. And a day later, he hadn't changed his mind. Not about the in-game strategy, and certainly not the long-range one, either. Andre Drummond was finally finding a rhythm in the fourth quarter of Monday's 107-93 loss to the Orlando Magic...." November 19

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Jennings, Smith, Drummond, Monroe and KCP the starting five for the Pistons tonight.

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    Keith Langlois @Keith_Langlois

    Drummond says he will play tonight

  • Pistons' Drummond to miss at least next game

    Fox Sports "Pistons center Andre Drummond will miss Wednesday night's game at Denver after injuring his neck over the weekend. The team says he's questionable for Friday night's game at Phoenix. Drummond hurt himself in the first quarter of Saturday night's loss to Indiana." March 18

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Drummond out for Wednesday's game vs Nuggets. Questionable for Friday against Phoenix #Pistons

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond suffers neck injury

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond said he was “a little sore,” but OK after tests were negative on the neck injury he suffered tonight against the Indiana Pacers. He was wearing neck brace after a brief trip to the hospital as a precaution in the locker room after the Pistons’ 112-104 loss..." March 17

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond rises to fore and beyond among peers

    Detroit News "From the opening moments of the Rookie Showcase, it was clear Andre Drummond had a little something extra for draft mate Anthony Davis, the first pick in the 2012 NBA draft. Drummond tried to dunk on Davis, member of the host New Orleans Pelicans on the game’s first possession before being..." February 16

  • Andre Drummond named MVP of Rising Stars Challenge

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andre Drummond finished with 30 points and 25 rebounds in his team’s 142-136 win in Friday night’s Rising Stars Challenge, a performance which earned him the game’s MVP trophy. Few will remember him for it, however, thanks to an extended one-on-one shootout that went down between Tim Hardaway..." February 15

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond doesn't get All-Star nod

    Detroit News "Andre Drummond would’ve joined exclusive company had he been named to the 2014 All-Star team, as a 20-year old. Only Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Isiah Thomas and Shaquille O’Neal can lay claim to that title, all surefire Hall-of-Famers. But Drummond will have to..." January 31

  • Andre Drummond benched twice in loss to Mavericks, doesn’t want to talk about it

    Pro Basketball Talk "How much can an NBA player really screw up in the first 11 seconds of a half? In Andre Drummond’s case, enough to cause Detroit Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks to bench him. On the Pistons first play of the second half in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, Drummond set a ball screen at..." January 28

  • Defending dunk-contest champion Terrence Ross names his desired challengers

    Pro Basketball Talk "If Paul George can stump for his desired dunk-contest field – even if he likely has no real attention of participating – the event’s defending champion should have a say, too. The man who can do this probably knows a little something about dunking. So, Terrence Ross, who should join you in..." January 26

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond named to player pool for U.S. national team

    Detroit Free Press "USA Basketball made it official this morning. Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond will be among a pool of 28 U.S. players with a chance to head to the FIBA World Cup this summer and, later, the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The Free Press reported Drummond’s inclusion Wednesday..." January 23

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond challenged by second-year workload

    Detroit News "Most NBA players are affected by the increased workload in their second season over their rookie year, so the Pistons will be monitoring Andre Drummond’s minutes over the coming weeks. More playing time, more responsibility and greater expectations have led to Drummond averaging 12.9 points and..." January 04

  • Drummond thanks Howard for dominating him

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dwight Howard posted up Andre Drummond. Howard rebound over Drummond. Howard passed around Drummond. When it was all over, Howard had 35 points on 13-of-18 shooting, 19 rebounds and five assists in the Rockets win over the Pistons on Saturday. Any talk that Howard has lost his place as..." December 22

  • Defensive matchups will test Pistons' Andre Drummond

    Detroit Free Press "Traditional centers as major low-post scoring threats might not be as prevalent nowadays, but they haven’t exactly gone the way of the passenger pigeon. The Pistons get to face two of them on consecutive nights — the first came Friday night when the Charlotte Bobcats and Al Jefferson visited..." December 21

  • Drummond Uses Games Against Hibbert As ‘Measuring Stick’

    Real GM Basketball "The Detroit Pistons handed the Indiana Pacers their first home loss of the season earlier this week thanks in part to a near double-double from Andre Drummond. In two games against the Pacers this season, Drummond is averaging 7.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game. Those numbers, in..." December 20