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Andre Drummond
Andre Drummond
Position: C
Born: 08/10/93
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $23,775,506
“It was a lot of up and down. We were very inconsistent. It was not the team, who we are. A lot of things happened to us, a lot of injuries. Guys weren’t playing to best of their abilities – and it starts with me,” Drummond told The Vertical between bites of his birthday cake. “I didn’t come out playing the way I was supposed to. I needed to take it upon myself to be a leader this summer, to really take care of myself, take care of my body to make sure my team got better.”
Drummond felt a noticeable difference during the NBA Africa Game when he was able to get up and down without any complications despite the high altitude. He was feeling so good that he attempted six 3-pointers, connecting on one. Though he has averaged fewer than five threes a season for his career, Drummond hinted that he might expand his range for next season. “I worked really hard on my game this summer,” Drummond told The Vertical. “Shooting free throws with confidence. I’m taking shots with confidence now.”
“It was really eye-opening for me,” Drummond told The Vertical. “To see the living conditions, what their lives are like every day and where they rest their heads, it was tough for me to look at. To see the kids that were hungry out there. That was hard for me to even look at. It took a while for me to adjust to where I was at, because I didn’t want to believe I was there. The stuff I was looking at, is the stuff you see on TV. So to be there physically, to be a part of that environment, was crazy. Just to be around, just to see how happy, how positive people saw it, no matter what their circumstances were, it was a really humbling experience.”
For Andre Drummond to make his 2016 All-Star game berth routine, he needs to do more of less. That’s Stan Van Gundy’s wish for Drummond this season after a year where Drummond failed to make the All-Star team and the Pistons came up short of repeating their 2016 run to the playoffs. “That’s going to be a big part of it with him this year,” Van Gundy said. “To really get him to focus on the things that he does at not even a high level – at an elite level, and doing those well. So many times guys think the way to becoming great is to be able to do more and more things. In a lot of cases, it’s more doing the things that you already do at a higher level.”