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Patience Pays Off For Drummond, Who Signs $130 Million Deal With Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Andre Drummond has his huge contract with Detroit, and an extra season of waiting seems to have worked out fine.

The Pistons finalized their five-year contract for $130 million with the NBA rebounding leader, and they held a news conference with Drummond, who's from Middletown, on Friday. Stan Van Gundy, Detroit's coach and team president, said Drummond's willingness to wait a little while before receiving this deal gave the team the flexibility needed to acquire other players.

"I think it goes to Andre's character, his true commitment to the Detroit Pistons — beyond just getting the contract," Van Gundy said.

Drummond was a...

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