Joe Dumars is speaking to the media right now about the Pistons’ No. 9 pick: Andre Drummond, a 6-11 center form UCONN. More to come. Greg Monroe is here at The Palace, too. Dumars said he likes Drummond physical nature and athleticism, but admits the guy is very raw offensively. Dumars said the Pistons really … Continue Reading →
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Marshall is a guard from North Carolina. Joe Dumars is getting ready to talk to the media here at The Palace in a few minutes. I’ll get you quotes as soon as I can.
Lots of reports the Suns might be parting ways with Steve Nash. So they might need a point guard.
Here’s what ESPN’s Chad Ford has to see, via the ESPN website, about UCONN center Andre Drummond (the Pistons’ No. 9 pick): “I think this is where the reward starts to outweigh the risk for the Pistons in terms of taking Drummond. And he winds up in a perfect situation in Detroit. The Pistons need … Continue Reading →
Andre Drummond’s teammate at UCONN just got picked up. He played a couple years there, averaged nearly 18 points a game. Nice playmaker. Good scorer. Nice wing guy who can fill it up. Highly ranked guy out of high school who helps bring some firepower for the Rockets. Consistent shooter.
The UCONN center is listed at 6-10 on the bio sheet the Pistons gave me. He averaged 28.4 minutes for the Huskies last season in 34 games and shot .538 from the field. He averaged nearly eight boards a game and 2.7 blocks. A 10 points a game scorer, Drummond was selected on the Big … Continue Reading →
Leonard, a center, is an athletic guy who has pretty good potential. He’s strong, he gets up and down the floor well, and he is fairly strong.
Looks like they get immediate help in the frontcourt. Jay Bills, of ESPN, describes him as an “absolute freak athlete.” He can get up and down the floor, he has a 7-6 wingspan, he can guard pick and rolls, he’s a shot blocker, he anticipates plays well, and he’s got plenty of potential. Critics knock … Continue Reading →
You heard it hear first, that’s what our beat writer Vinny Goodwill says. That’s what Chad Ford, over at ESPN, is also saying via Twitter. For the scoop on Andre Drummond, click here. Drummond is only 18 years old. He’s 6-foot-11 with the kind of body that could really, really bulk up. Chris Broussard, of … Continue Reading →
Previous reports were wrong. This means Drummond could be headed to the Pistons at No. 9. He’d be a much-needed big man for Detroit. Stay tuned.