Detroit Pistons, Andre Drummond reach max 5-year deal, report says

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 15:21:37-04

The Detroit Pistons and center Andre Drummond are have reached an agreement for a 5-year, maximum contract, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Stein says the contract is for $130 million over the five years, which works out to around $26 million a year. There is also a player option for Drummond after the fourth year.

The team worked to sign Drummond to an extension last fall, but when the two sides failed to come to an agreement, Drummond became a restricted free agent when the season ended.

According to Stein, the contract cannot be officially signed until a leaguewide moratorium on signings and trades is lifted on July 7. The team however can announce the signing.

Drummond, 22, was drafted by the Pistons in the first round of the 2012 NBA draft. He led the NBA in double-doubles last season with 66, 12 more than Russell. Westbrook who finished second.