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Andre Drummond
Andre Drummond
Position: F
Born: 08/10/93
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $3,272,090
It was a topic of discussion this week in the Pistons’ players exit interviews with Van Gundy. “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 Thursday during the season wrap-up at The Palace. “It won’t be a unilateral decision; we’ll do some research on some things and come up with what we think is a good approach, talk to Andre and see what he thinks and develop an approach going forward.
Drummond, who had a horrific season at the line — making just 36 percent — potentially could be changing his style to underhand free throws next season. There’s no guarantee, but Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said the unorthodox style popularized in the 1970s by Barry — who shot 89 percent from the line in his career, including 90 percent or higher in his last eight seasons — could be on the horizon for Drummond.
While Van Gundy acknowledged that Drummond’s troubles are mostly mental — but still some mechanical — the path forward will not be the typical method of just going in the gym and taking thousands of free throws to try to get better. “The one thing we do know is the traditional approach and nothing else, of simply trying to correct mechanics and go in the gym and shoot a lot of free throws has not worked,” Van Gundy said, “so we’ve got to (try something) else. We’ve got to be a little more creative in how we approach it. That’s all I can say right now.”
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 has no qualms about giving Drummond big money. “No hesitation,” Gores said in the Pistons locker room after the game. “Come on, look at all the big guys in the league. Come on.”
Storyline: Andre Drummond Free Agency