While there are some talented players still remaining in the NBA’s free agent pool, the vast majority have already been signed and the Detroit Pistons say they no longer are looking towards free agency to improve their roster. Rather, Pistons general manager Joe Dumars says the team will begin trade talks but wants to make one thing clear to rival executives – Andre Drummond is not available.
The ninth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft has been deemed ‘untouchable’ by Dumars after a solid rookie season that was cut short due to injury.
Per Detroit News:
But the Pistons’ interest in Rondo makes more sense than Jennings, as Rondo is regarded as one of the best point guards in a point-guard heavy league. It was reported the Celtics would want Andre Drummond, which is a non-starter for the Pistons.
“There are guys who, a pecking order of things we would or wouldn’t do, Drummond is certainly one of those guys we wouldn’t move,” said Dumars, who wouldn’t claim anyone else as “untouchable”.