2016 Slam Dunk Contest will be spectacular -- but with a clear favorite

The NBA's Slam Dunk Contest might be the most unpredictable event in a sport that thrives on spontaneity. It sizzles at the apex of world-class creativity and unparalleled athleticism. Each year, some of the most important memories in NBA history are created at this event—€”except for when they aren't.On Saturday night, we have a pretty interesting field, headlined by defending...
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Andre Drummond hits 70-foot buzzer beater to end 3rd quarter

Check out this heave from Andre Drummond and yes – it counts! Review (Blair): if Drummond’s made FG was released before time expired in Q3 of #TORatDET. Ruling: Upheld, good. — NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) February 9, 2016 We don't see too many of these knocked down these days. 
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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban defends hack-a-player strategy

On Friday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told USA Today Sports that he is “increasingly of the view” that the league will be looking to make some sort of change to the intentional fouling rule this summer. But Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has since come out in defense of the “hack-a-player” strategy. He says it’s entertaining for fans and that it would be a mistake...
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LeBron: ‘I don’t really see a problem’ with Hack-a-Shaq

With Adam Silver saying recently he is beginning to see no other option other than alter NBA rules to counteract the overuse of the “Hack-a-(Whomever)” practice currently plaguing the NBA, LeBron James was asked his opinion of the swirling controversy. Simply stated, James has little problem with teams employing the strategy and that changes aren’t really necessary. I don’t...
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Slam Dunk Contest lineup reportedly set with LaVine, Drummond, Barton, Gordon

The lineup for this year’s Slam Dunk Contest in Toronto has been finalized, according to a report.’s Chris Haynes says the competition lineup will include Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond, Nuggets guard Will Barton, Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, and defending champion Zach LaVine. The lineup will officially be announced on Thursday. The contest will...
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Check out Andre Drummond's top 10 plays in his first All-Star season

After losing his starting spot to New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony in the last round of voting, Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond seemed to one of the few locks to make the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve.The NBA made the inevitable announcement on Thursday night, revealing that Drummond will join John Wall, Jimmy Butler, Chris Bosh, Paul Millsap, DeMar DeRozan...
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WATCH: Spurs foul Rockets player out of bounds

Last week, we shared the story of the Houston Rockets fouling Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond 12 straight times to start the second half. Well, on Wednesday night against the Spurs in San Antonio, the Rockets found themselves on the receiving end of the “Hack-A-_” strategy, in another ridiculous way. Watch the Spurs foul the Rockets’ Clint Capela WHILE HE IS STANDING...
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VIDEO: Nerlens Noel jumps on Andre Drummond’s back for intentional foul

Twitter The 76ers employed the Hack-A-Drummond strategy that many others have used this season.  But they, specifically Nerlens Noel took it to an all new low.  He jumped on Drummond’s back, literally.  Yes, Drummond should be a better foul shooter.  And if he was, this wouldn’t be such a pandemic.  But as we sit here today, it’s part of the game. Drummond, a 35% foul...
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Stan Van Gundy blasts NBA over ‘Hack-a-Drummond’ strategy

Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy took the NBA to task for its role in how Andre Drummond was intentionally fouled so many times he took an astounding 36 free throws in Wednesday’s 123-114 victory over the Houston Rockets. And Van Gundy isn’t happy about it and holds the NBA directly responsible for it. “That's the game the league wants, so that’s what fans get...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Drummond not happy about Pistons' schedule

    The 2015-16 NBA schedule was officially released on Wednesday, and most people are exceptionally pleased with it. The league cut down on the number of back-to-back games and slashed the number of four-games-in-five-nights sets by more than half. The amount miles traveled by teams was also reduced. But this wasn’t good enough for Andre Drummond, however. The Pistons center...
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August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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