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Pistons Stan Van Gundy Wants Andre Drummond To Become More Like DeAndre Jordan

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The Detroit Pistons are hoping that a depleted Eastern Conference will allow them to be more competitive in the 2017-2018 regular season.

One of the keys to Detroit’s success will be the continued development of center Andre Drummond and head coach Stan Van Gundy wants to see some “D” added to the franchise cornerstone’s game.

“The step, to me, for Andre is to do a little bit of what DeAndre Jordan does and dominate the game at the defensive end of the floor,” Van Gundy told Keith Langlois of NBA.com.

“Become that All-Defense type of guy. Because he’s already a historically great rebounder and to add to that becoming a great defender and build his game from there and everything to be built around the basket – his pick and rolls, going to the rim, running the floor, all of that.”

To strive to be an elite caliber defender such as Jordan, who has been considered for Defensive Player of the Year the past few seasons, is a logical goal for any center in the league.

While Drummond has been one of the league’s most productive rebounders, upgrading his defensive abilities will help Detroit take the next step towards being that competitive team they strive to be in the Eastern Conference.

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Pistons, Derrick Rose Interested in Two-Year Deal

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The Detroit Pistons and free agent guard Derrick Rose are expected to meet on Sunday to discuss a two-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Rose is coming back a bounce-back year with the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he posted 18 points and 4.3 assists per game.

Both sides are reportedly motivated to get a deal done.

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Bucks trade Tony Snell to Pistons for Jon Leuer

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As the NBA Draft closes in, a number of NBA trades are getting set to take place, and one has already gone down although it’s far from a blockbuster.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Milwaukee Bucks have sent forward Tony Snell, along with the 30th overall pick, to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Jon Leuer.

Snell averaged 6.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game for the Bucks last season.

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Pistons’ Blake Griffin May Miss First Round

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Detroit Pistons’ All-Star forward Blake Griffin already missed Game 1 of the Pistons’ series against the Milwaukee Bucks, and he is in danger of missing the entire first round series.

According to Yahoo Sports’ Vincent Goodwill, Griffin, who has been battling knee issues recently, may not be able to play the entire series, a devastating blow to a team that was dominated in Game 1.

Per the report, Griffin is expected to be listed as day-to-day for the remainder of the series, and there remains a “slim chance” that he plays on the weekend.

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