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Andre Drummond speaks out on his future with Pistons

Andre Drummond

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is peaking at just the right time.

Drummond–who has a $28.8 million player option for next season–is currently averaging career highs in points (21.9), rebounds (18.6) and blocks (2.2) while shooting over 58 percent from the field and playing close to 36 minutes per night .

His player option at the end of the season could make him a potential trade candidate for a Detroit team that would rather acquire assets for their star center rather than watch him walk in free agency.

However, Drummond (who has previously stated a desire to remain in Detroit) said that he is focused on helping the team win, and that the rest will take care of itself (via Rob Beard of The Detroit News):

“At the end of the day, I can’t control what the front office wants to do in terms of the contract stuff. The only thing I can control right now is playing the game the right way and putting my team in a good position to win. Whatever happens after that happens,” Drummond told The News. “Obviously, I would enjoy playing for the rest of my career in Detroit. Whatever happens at the end of the year happens and we’ll figure it out when that time comes.”

Although Drummond would have no shortage of suitors should the Pistons decide to shop him at the deadline, Detroit may be building something with their current core.

Luke Kennard is showing major signs of progress, and Langston Galloway and Tony Snell are giving the Pistons the “3 and D” guys that they so desperately needed.

Not to mention, Derrick Rose is thriving offensively, and the Pistons will get Blake Griffin back soon. It would not be a surprise if they ride it out this year and try to re-negotiate next summer.