Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores emphasized his relationship with Andre Drummond when asked whether the team would pursue a contract extension for the center.
"We know how dedicated we are to each other. I've said it many times: He's very underrated in a lot of ways for what he does, and culturally he's been so good for this team, just in terms of his attitude, and just watching him really grow up. I met him when he was 18," said Gores.
Drummond is in the final year of his contract, with a player option for the 2020-21 season worth $28.75 million.
Gores was unveiling the Pistons new $90 million training facility and headquarters in downtown Detroit.
Gores also expressed his excitement over the upcoming season.
"Obviously, we have to succeed and win, and judge by if we're not winning. But right now we feel really good about it."