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Van Gundy says Drummond needs 'sense of urgency'

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Stan Van Gundy has a reputation for candor, so when he was asked to evaluate the development of star center Andre Drummond, the Detroit coach's matter-of-fact response was no surprise.

"I think that he needs to have a sense of urgency to elevate his game," said Van Gundy, who is also the Pistons' team president. "He's been in the league five years now. He's still young. He hasn't turned 24. So he's got time. He's a very talented guy. He's been one of the elite rebounders in the league. He's got some great things to work with, but there's more there. The sky is the limit for him."

Van Gundy spoke for over a half-hour at a news conference Friday with general manager Jeff Bower. The Pistons just wrapped up a disappointing 37-45 season in which Drummond and point guard Reggie Jackson were unable to lead the team back to the playoffs after Detroit made it in 2016. Although Van Gundy is still expressing confidence in his team's core, it's clear the Pistons believe some of their top players need to provide more in 2017-18.

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Leaders
Points: Tobias Harris16.1
Rebounds: Andre Drummond13.8
Assists: Reggie Jackson5.2
FG%: Andre Drummond53.0%
Steals: Andre Drummond1.53
Blocks: Andre Drummond1.10
Defense (Rank)
Points: 102.5 (7)
Rebounds: 42.9 (9)
Assists: 23.5 (21)
FG%: 46.0% (20)
FT%: 78.0% (24)
3P%: 36.6% (22)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 101.3 (26)
Rebounds: 45.7 (4)
Assists: 21.1 (23)
FG%: 44.9% (22)
FT%: 71.9% (29)
3P%: 33.0% (28)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
xy-Cleveland 51 31 .622 --
x-Milwaukee 42 40 .512 9.0
x-Indiana 42 40 .512 9.0
x-Chicago 41 41 .500 10.0
Detroit 37 45 .451 14.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/24/2016 Ray McCallum Waived
10/24/2016 Beno Udrih Signed as Free Agent
10/22/2016 Trey Freeman Waived
10/22/2016 Lorenzo Brown Waived
10/18/2016 Nikola Jovanovic Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/10/2017 Beno Udrih Sprained right knee
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