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March 16, 2015 Updates
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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." Detroit Free Press

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. Detroit Free Press

February 28, 2015 Updates

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. HoopsHype

February 11, 2015 Updates

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." Booth Newspapers

January 25, 2015 Updates

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. NBCSports.com

January 22, 2015 Updates
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His eight misses in the third quarter became an effective strategy for Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer to use against the charging Pistons, who were attempting a comeback while going through a miserable offensive night. "As an athlete you want to be out there to help your team," Drummond said. "But coach doesn't feel it's the best fit, you have to understand he feels a certain way, that another guy is the right fit for that moment." "It's not my decision. I gotta sit there and stay ready. It's what it comes to. I can't get discouraged." Detroit News

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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

December 6, 2014 Updates
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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

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