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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
To one NBA front-office executive, that criticism sounded familiar — it was much the same for Detroit center Andre Drummond when he came out of Connecticut in 2012. Drummond, only 24 now, is still developing, but has led the league in rebounding twice and was chosen for two All-Star teams. “We were told a lot of the same things about Drummond (six) years ago, that he didn’t love basketball and didn’t care enough about improving and that he would disappear for whole sections of a game,” the exec said. “What happens a lot of times is, if you’re a 7-footer, you go through and play in high school and you dominate just because you are so much bigger than everyone else. You don’t have to work as hard as the guys who are 6-4 to stand out. You get to college and you have to learn to be involved in every play.”
Drummond admittedly clashed with Van Gundy in the past, but has matured to the point where he counsels younger players when they catch a taste of Van Gundy’s ire. But he admitted the decision is above his pay grade. “I don’t really control that,” Drummond said following the Pistons’ 119-87 victory over the Chicago Bulls. “I don’t control what happens in the front office or what happens with the coaching staff. Stan has been around the longest of all my coaches so it’s definitely been great to grow with him these last four years. I’m not sure what the summer is going to bring, but we’ll see what happens.”
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