The Detroit Pistons say they remain "dedicated" to Andre Drummond.
Tom Gores confirmed the two sides are “talking at a business level,” and two sources told the Free Press that the Pistons have told Drummond’s representatives the franchise would like to retain his services.
Drummond believes he remains a max contract player.
"That's the way anybody would see themselves," said Drummond.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re a basketball player. With the work you put in, you should be rewarded for it — no matter who you are. If it’s me or even a rookie. Everybody feels like they should make a maximum amount of dollars.”
Drummond plans to decline his $28.75 million player option for 20-21. The Pistons could offer Drummond a five-year, $190 million deal, while rival teams could offer $140 million over four seasons.