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Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond Dominates Futures’ Game, Wins MVP Award
February 15th, 2014 at 9:38 AM
Detroit Pistons' fans have long understood that center Andre Drummond has a very bright future, but after Friday night, count the rest of the league among the believers of that fact, too. ***PHOTO1*** Drummond played in the BBVA Compass Futures Game and dominated from the opening tip, scoring 30 points and collecting...

NBA Draft Rumors in Top Three Could Impact Detroit Pistons at No. 8
May 30th, 2013 at 9:19 AM
When speculating the "who" and "where" of the 2013 NBA Draft, sometimes looking through various types of mock draft coverage will only get you so far. Sometimes the better way to connect the dots before draft night is to read up on the rumors circulating at the top of the...

Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond to Work with NBA Hall-of-Famer Hakeem Olajuwan
May 13th, 2013 at 3:21 PM
Andre Drummond's rookie season was explosive, electrifying at times, and most notably, ahead of schedule. Being pinned as a  "raw tools" project before the 2012-13 season started, the rookie center showed steady improvement, and had many writers drawing a Dwight Howard comparison earlier than anyone expected.  Still, if Drummond is...

Detroit Pistons Andre Drummond Scores Career-High, Foils ‘Hack-A-Drummond’ Strategy Against Cleveland Cavaliers
April 11th, 2013 at 11:57 AM
  Last night's 111-104 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers marked the Pistons' third win in their last six games. Still, the story dominating the post-game wasn't the team's mini hot streak, but was instead the "hot hand" of Andre Drummond. Scoring a career-high 29 points to go along with his 11...

Detroit Pistons Rookie Andre Drummond to Return, Start Against Toronto Raptors
March 29th, 2013 at 11:49 AM
Pistons fans have waited weeks for the return of rookie center Andre Drummond. Injured on Feb. 3 in a home loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, Drummond's presence on the court has been sorely missed as the Pistons defense as given up nearly seven more points per game without him....

NBA Legend Jerry West Praises Pistons Big Men Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond
March 14th, 2013 at 11:13 AM
  During the Pistons' 105-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, CA last night, Pistons fans who stayed up for the 10:30 tip-off were treated to some face time with NBA Legend and current Exectuive Board Member of the Warriors, Jerry West.    Experiencing championship success as a player and general...

Detroit Pistons Rookie Andre Drummond Cleared for ‘Basketball Related’ Activity
March 12th, 2013 at 10:44 AM
    A medical update has been released today in regards to Andre Drummond's back injury that has caused the rookie to miss the past 16 games for the Pistons. While the update does not include a timetable for Drummond's return, the initial prediction was that he would be out 4-6 weeks....

Detroit Pistons Lose Brandon Knight to Ankle Injury, Fall to Utah Jazz 103-90
March 12th, 2013 at 12:33 AM
  Before the Pistons took the court against the Utah Jazz on Monday night it was announced that Jason Maxiell was out with a bum ankle. Four minutes after the tip Brandon Knight suffered serious ankle sprain after being fouled on a layup. Knight couldn't shoot the free throws and was...

Andre Drummond’s Return to the Hardwood Still Uncertain
March 11th, 2013 at 2:24 PM
  For those wondering at what point Pistons rookie Andre Drummond will be returning from a back injury that initially had the recovery timeline of 3-6 weeks, the coaching staff has been wondering the same exact thoughts. Sunday night's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers marked the 15th straight game that...

Pistons Without Lawrence Frank, Possibly Greg Monroe for New York Knicks’ Visit to the Palace Tonight
March 6th, 2013 at 12:48 PM
The Pistons will host the New York Knicks tonight in what will be the fourth and final game of the season series between both teams. The Pistons are winless against the Knicks this season, and have gotten blown out in each matchup, as the closest meeting was a 14-point loss...

Greg Monroe Won’t Be Signing Extension with the Pistons This Offseason
March 3rd, 2013 at 7:37 AM
  While the Pistons were in Washington D.C. for their Wednesday night meeting with the Wizards, Detroit News beat writer Vince Ellis had an opportunity to sit down with Greg Monroe’s agent, David Falk. In their meeting, Falk (who’s also a Pistons season ticket holder) talked about the current state of...

Calderon-to-Monroe, Recent Bright Spot for the Post-Trade Pistons
February 15th, 2013 at 3:33 PM
  Wednesday night's 96-85 victory marked the eighth straight double double for Pistons center Greg Monroe. At halftime Monroe had already recorded a double double, and by game's end he had 16 points and 18 rebounds. To put the magnitude of Monroe's achievement into perspective, Grant Hill was the last Piston...

Pistons Slava Kravtsov Doing His Best Andre Drummond
February 15th, 2013 at 11:08 AM
  With Andre Drummond out 4-6 weeks, the Pistons have found themselves strapped in the backup center department. With the "next man up" motto ringing in the Pistons locker room, Lawrence Frank has gone to his other rookie center Slava Kravtsov for significant minutes in two of the Pistons' Drummond-less games....

Andre Drummond Injury Keeps Him Out of All-Star Rising Stars Challenge But
February 11th, 2013 at 5:05 PM
  Not only is Andre Drummond's back injury keeping him out 4-6 weeks, but it's also keeping the rookie away from 2013 the All-Star Weekend. Andre Drummond will not be participating in the Rising Stars Challenge on the Friday night of the NBA's All-Star weekend. In the game where the NBA's...

Jose Calderon Quickly Developing Chemistry with Brandon Knight and Greg Monroe
February 11th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
While Jose Calderon's first two games with the Pistons had their expected moments of disjointed rhythm, Calderon's past two games have showed why the 8-year veteran was a prized piece by Joe Dumars. The Pistons shocked the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, winning 119-109, and squeaked out a close game...

Andre Drummond Back Strain Injury, “My Back Has Been Terrible.”
February 7th, 2013 at 10:56 AM
In the Pistons 93-90 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, Andre Drummond was forced to sit out of the entire second half with the same back soreness that had kept him out of the second half against the Knicks on Monday night. Drummond had reportedly blamed the sore...

For Andre Drummond, Sensational Rookie Year not Flawless
February 4th, 2013 at 3:01 PM
  Last Friday, Pistons 101 posted an article commenting on ESPN.com, David Thorpe's thoughts of Andre Drummond. (read here) Thorpe praised the rookie big man, as we all are, but mentioned that Drummond has yet to develop a sense of offensive direction when it comes to the low post. In Sunday's...

ESPN.com Compares Andre Drummond to Dwight Howard, Shaq
February 1st, 2013 at 5:38 PM
There was an Andre Drummond overload on ESPN.com today. Using Tuesday night's 18-point, 18-rebound double double as the their starting point, praises were sung about Andre Drummond that compared him to some of the best to ever play the center position. While reading through the articles comparing Drummond to the...

True Hoop TV Talks Andre Drummond, Darko Milicic
January 30th, 2013 at 2:30 PM
  Just before 2:30 pm today, True Hoop TV of ESPN.com posted a conversation between Henry Abbott and David Thorpe. The topic was which current NBA players provide "massive potential" for their respective franchises. The video chat started out with praise for Paul George of the Indiana Pacers, but their second...

Andre Drummond Deserves More Minutes, Says Two ESPN Analysts
January 25th, 2013 at 9:59 AM
    Okay, it's officially no longer just a "Detroit" thing to kick and scream for more Andre Drummond minutes. This week the writers at ESPN.com Insider took to their keyboards and punched out a few excited blurbs about the Pistons rookie center. One article talked about Drummond's elite ranking among other...