Andre Drummond RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Vincent Ellis: A source in the know told me Andre Drummond wants his extension this summer. Not a newsflash, but official signing could be put off a year.
It has been constant work since, as he said he is taking conditioning seriously this off-season. He added that he is sick of losing, having never experienced the NBA playoffs. And it’s not all about his eligibility to sign a maximum contract extension this off-season. “It’s just a mentality,” Drummond said. “I just have the mind-set right now that I don’t think has been there before. I told myself this is a big summer for me. Obviously, everybody knows it’s my contract year, but it’s not even because of that. “I’m just so tired of losing that it comes down to me and what I’m doing on the floor and that if I’m not in the best condition, the best playing shape, I can’t do nothing for my team.
Vincent Ellis: Without prompting, Drummond said to keep an eye on Quincy Miller. Thinks he has a chance to be part of young group. #Pistons
No matter the theme, location or year, proms don’t really differ that much. Unless, of course, you take Andre Drummond to prom, which is exactly high schooler Raquel Smith’s style. Smith gave her “promposal” to Drummond in January, which he accepted under the following conditions: Smith needed 12,000 retweets of her request in just two weeks. Luckily, Drummond thought 11,711 was enough to round up to a yes.
A league source says that almost 80% of this season’s hacking was done to five players: Jordan, Andre Drummond of Detroit and Howard, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey of Houston. The coaches keep apologizing for doing it, saying the rules oblige them to do this… then voting against changing the rules.
Unfortunately, not everyone agrees it’s an issue. In fact, team officials who do may be in the minority. “Change the rule? For what?” asked an Eastern Conference GM who is on the NBA’s Competition Committee. “For DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard? Learn to shoot free throws.” A league source says that almost 80% of this season’s hacking was done to five players: Jordan, Andre Drummond of Detroit and Howard, Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey of Houston.
Drummond may have violated tampering rules when he tweeted Monday he wanted to play with Warriors and former Michigan State forward Draymond Green. “I want @Money23Green on my team.” The tweet has been deleted.
David Mayo: Tom Gores said at halftime that #Pistons center Andre Drummond “is a max player.” Expect team to tender max extension this summer.
As for unrestricted free agent Greg Monroe, the Pistons felt it was important to bring him back after an 11-game absence with a sore knee to integrate him into the rotation in case he re-signs. Monroe will be an attractive target because of his ability to score in the post and rebound. He is averaging 16.1 points and a career-best 10.5 rebounds this season despite teammate Andre Drummond being among the league leaders in rebounds. “From a coaching standpoint, if we’re fortunate enough to get Greg back here next year, I need to figure out how to make it work,” Van Gundy said. “It’s not that it can’t work. The more games you can get under your belt with those guys playing together, the easier it will be for me to figure that out. “I think you go back to right after Christmas and it was Greg and Andre together, and our offense was rolling along pretty good. So there’s certain ways to play two big guys.”
“I did something that he didn’t agree with and we discussed what it was,” Drummond said. “Stan and I have that relationship where we can have those kinds of conversations. We just move on.” Drummond added that Van Gundy “got on me, I stated my opinion, no hard feelings.” “We’re just moving on,” he said. “We don’t do the whole fussing and fighting thing. We have an understanding with each other. I knew why he was mad and he knew why I was upset, as well, too. We squashed it, moved forward, slapped each other on the back, and kept moving.”
Sure enough, Van Gundy went to the end of the bench, took Drummond by one arm, and led him to the middle of the bench. “I just brought him back in from the end of the bench, into the team,” Van Gundy said. “I don’t have a problem when guys are pissed off at me. I don’t. But they can’t check out on their teammates because they’re pissed off at me, and I think he understood that and came back and was fine. Good guy. He’s a good guy. I was upset at what he did and he understood that — might not have liked it. I understood why he was upset.”
Drummond complained about the disciplinary removal from the game, then went to the end of the Pistons’ bench to sit. “I separated myself for a couple seconds, just to clear my head, and he came back and got me,” Drummond said.
Drummond’s response was priceless. “(Bleep) that,” the young center said to laughter. Drummond, 22, will have to settle for a 25-rebound (10 offensive) performance, and he was officially 11-for-23 from the field. It still was a good night on the glass for Drummond, who was second in the NBA with an average of 13.3 rebounds entering tonight. But he wasn’t having any of it. “That (bleep) ain’t cool, man,” a smiling Drummond said as he shook his head.
He had just been told that the NBA took away two offensive rebounds from his 27-rebound performance in Wednesday night’s 105-98 loss at Golden State. The word had just come down about an hour earlier, and he was told the NBA reviews stats after games. He looked to Pistons director of public relations Cletus Lewis, who explained that the NBA didn’t give him credit for “two tips.”
Featured stud: C Andre Drummond, Pistons at Wizards $6,900 salary | 13.8% of cap. The stat sheet has had Drummond’s name all over it of late. He’s averaging 18.5 points, 15.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game over the last four games. That has equated to 42.1 FantasyScore points per game. The Wiz have been one of the worst teams against centers in the last five games . There is no drumroll necessary when selecting your starting center Saturday.
Van Gundy also said it is very unlikely that the Pistons trade anyone currently on a rookie contract, which includes Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Spencer Dinwiddie, Andre Drummond and Kyle Singler. “Not going to happen,” Van Gundy said. “Not going to happen unless you get another guy back on his rookie deal. Basically, our philosophy coming in is first-round draft picks and rookie deals, you’re giving those up to either get similar back, or if there’s a star. If there’s one of the real stars in the league, then obviously, everything changes. But other than that, no, those guys on rookie deals are too important, and we really like our young guys. So no, that’s not going to happen.”
It seems as though fooling the officials into calling a foul when there wasn’t one is among the criteria the league looks at when deciding to crack down. J.J. Redick and Andre Drummond are the latest to receive warnings, and in both cases, fouls were called when the contact appeared to have been exaggerated.