/ Jan 19, 2015 / 1:30 pm
What a difference three weeks makes.
The Detroit Pistons have won 10 of their last 13 games, emerging as one of the league’s brightest stories after beginning the season as its biggest disappointment. Key to the team’s rise has been the play of third-year big man Andre Drummond, who’s steadily emerging as a devastating interior presence on both ends of the floor.
The 21 year-old star recently took some time from spurring the Pistons’ midseason turnaround to talk with Dime about interacting with fans, the ballyhooed release of Josh Smith, his team’s chances for 2014-2015 and more. Read More »
/ Dec 31, 2014 / 1:15 pm
In Stan Van Gundy‘s first return to Orlando since he was let go in 2012 just a month after that infamous Dwight Howard press conference where Stan claimed Howard asked management to fire him, his Pistons — still undefeated after the waiving of Josh Smith — dismantled Orlando for a 109-86 win. Van Gundy even blew kisses to the crowd and did a little posing after the win. Read More »
/ Dec 19, 2014 / 10:00 pm
We have a new candidate for dunk of the year. Watch James Johnson drive baseline and rise for an epic hammer slam on Andre Drummond in the Toronto Raptors’ 110-100 win over the Detroit Pistons. Read More »
/ Dec 16, 2014 / 2:00 pm
Blake Griffin had 18 points and seven rebounds, and DeAndre Jordan had a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds as the Clippers bigs largely outplayed Detroit’s three-headed monster in the front-court during a 113-91 win in LA Monday night. A simple high screen by Blake even led to this sizzling lob for the DJ jam. Read More »
This was a story of hubris, reprisal and the ultimate futility of one-on-one battles in a game of five players per side. In the third quarter of last night’s Thunder-Pistons battle, Serge Ibaka rejected an Andre Drummond dunk attempt by swatting it against the backboard. He then turned towards the crowd — not towards Drummond, since that would immediately earn him a technical for taunting — and wagged his finger like Dikembe Mutombo. As you’ll see, the Gods of basketball would grant Drummond a chance to respond to Ibaka’s supercilious display. Read More »
/ Nov 26, 2014 / 8:15 am
Andre Drummond did his part to end Detroit’s losing streak last night, connecting on 11-of-15 field goal attempts for a team-high 23 points along with 10 rebounds. He also had two blocks. One sequence had him denying Jabari Parker on one end then catching a Josh Smith lob on the other end. Read More »
This season hasn’t exactly gone as planned for Andre Drummond. Chosen by many to emerge as a superstar in 2014-2015 due to a dominant preseason and the influence of Stan Van Gundy, the Detroit Pistons’ center has labored out of the gate. Perhaps wanting to rid himself of those early struggles, Drummond – not the “o,” please – wore a jersey last night against the Chicago Bulls that incorrectly spelled his surname as “Drummund.” Read More »
/ Nov 8, 2014 / 1:15 pm
We’re convinced that Giannis Antetokounmpo is the only player in basketball capable of making this play. Watch The Greek Freak stretch his mind-boggling wingspan to its absolute limit on this incredible dunk over Andre Drummond in the Detroit Pistons’ 98-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night. Read More »
/ Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm
The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.
The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »
Josh Smith got Nerlens Noel. Andre Drummond didn’t. Watch the Philadelphia Sixers’ rookie collect the most impressive of his five blocks by beating the Detroit Pistons’ fellow high-flyer to the mountain top and authoritatively swatting his layup attempt to the other end. Read More »