HoopsHype Andre Drummond rumors

December 21, 2014 Updates

Johnson came baseline at Drummond, elevated while drawing back his arm and then jammed it home over Drummond’s head. As good as the dunk was — and it may have been the best most of us have seen this year — Johnson’s post-game description of it was even better. “That was nasty, right?” James said. “I cocked that joint back and I banged on him.” Toronto Sun

December 20, 2014 Updates

Johnson's dunk on Andre Drummond made it 95-75 midway through the fourth and on Toronto's next possession, Drummond smashed into Johnson with a forearm and hip smash. That set off a melee that saw Drummond get a flagrant foul and four technicals called. At least one Raptors fan was ejected at the same time after a verbal altercation with the Pistons' Josh Smith. "That was nasty, but that's basketball," said Johnson. "I don't expect anything less from anybody that's trying to win. Frustration sets in when you want to win — no hard feelings." USA Today Sports

December 8, 2014 Updates

Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy isn't that concerned that center Andre Drummond decided to head to social media to let people know he was zooming along I-75 well over the speed limit Saturday. Van Gundy is more concerned about the safety issue. He remember being in the league when Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Bobby Phills was killed in a 2000 automobile accident where speed was a major factor. "I know you're young and you think you're indestructible, but for the people that care about you, it's scary as hell," Van Gundy said before Sunday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. "I don't want to wake up and read about Andre Drummond in an accident. That's the issue to me." Detroit Free Press

The website FanSided exposed Drummond's issue when it reported Drummond snapped a photo of himself speeding at 97 m.p.h. on I-75. He posted the photo to Snapchat, a photo-sharing service. That's when it was spotted by FanSided. The state's legal speed limit is 70 m.p.h. there is also the matter of Michigan's distracted driving law. Drummond, 21, fessed up after Saturday night's overtime loss to the 76ers. "Yes," said Drummond when asked if he was the subject of the photo at the Palace on Saturday night. "It was a silly mistake. I'll own up to it and move on from here. It won't happen again." Detroit Free Press

Van Gundy recalls having similar concerns with Wizards center Marcin Gortat when they were both with the Orlando Magic. At the airport Gortat would zoom off going over 100 m.p.h., worrying Van Gundy about his driving speed. "It's not just an example; it's safety," Van Gundy said. "I still to this day every time I see Gortat, I ask him if he's slowed down. "It's scary to me." Detroit Free Press

December 7, 2014 Updates

Andre Drummond confirmed he took a photograph while traveling 96 mph down a local expressway that was posted on a social-media site Saturday. The photograph (see it here), which shows the dashboard, speedometer and windshield view from a Mercedes-Benz as it speeds down the interstate, was posted to Drummond's Snapchat account Saturday morning. Booth Newspapers

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Drummond has spent an inordinate amount of the Pistons' first 14 games in foul trouble. He had not scored more than 14 points in a game this season before Tuesday. "I've been playing real sluggish, real slow, and not really getting into the game," Drummond. "I take the fall for that. I'm not only hurting myself but I'm hurting my teammates, too." Booth Newspapers

November 14, 2014 Updates

But after being asked his frustration level, he spoke of playing the long game. "I'm good. As long as we all stay in it, we'll be fine," he said Wednesday night after the Pistons' 107-103 loss to the Washington Wizards. "It's not an individual game and everybody has their streaks of shaky moments. "It's an 82-game season. I'm not getting down on myself. Just gotta continue to play, and I'll continue to do the right things, and things will start to fall for me." Detroit Free Press

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said that Drummond has relinquished ideal post position on post-ups. He also said teammates have missed him when he's established proper position. "I don't control that," Drummond said. "I don't control the touches I get in the game. I just control what I can do at both ends of the floor. I just do my best." Detroit Free Press

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Van Gundy still isn't sure how often Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith will be on the floor at the same time this season. He is sure that he might need the lineup against some teams. "We just haven't had enough of a sample size," Van Gundy said after Monday's practice. "The big lineup has been competitive. … In three games, really, they've been competitive. They got us off to good starts. "So is that the way we start and really rebound the ball and pound it inside early and try to draw some fouls and then play quicker, or do we go the other way and start smaller and go to that if we need it? I don't know." Detroit Free Press

October 13, 2014 Updates
October 4, 2014 Updates

Andre Drummond isn't making any predictions about the Detroit Pistons' win-loss record this season. But he guaranteed one thing on Day 4 of training camp under new coach and president Stan Van Gundy today. "There's one thing I can tell: We'll probably be the best conditioned team in the NBA," Drummond said with a chuckle. "I can tell you that right now. "The way he has us going up and down, he wants us to be a fast-paced team." Detroit Free Press

September 15, 2014 Updates

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