Drummond, who is enetering his fourth year in the league, wants to step his game up and wants that to translate over to his teammates and, ultimately, to winning.
"It's just a mentality," Drummond said. "I just have the mind-set right now that I don't think has been there before. I told myself this is a big summer for me. Obviously, everybody knows it's my contract year, but it's not even because of that.
"I'm just so tired of losing that it comes down to me and what I'm doing on the floor and that if I'm not in the best condition, the best playing shape, I can't do nothing for my team."
Drummond averaged a double-double last season, but says he wants to take his play to another level, which has to be scary for opposing teams.
"I'm willing to take this summer real seriously to really become a better leader and show everybody that I'm here to get the program where it needs to be."
Drummond averaged 13.5 points and 13.8 rebounds per game last season.
The team tipped its hand on Friday, when owner Tom Gores said Drummond deserved the maximum.
"Andre's a maximum guy," Gores said, per MLive. "He's a maximum guy. He's not only a great player, he's a great person."
Drummond posted his fifth consecutive double-double and 47th of the season in the win.
The second-year player came into Sunday second in the NBA with 13.5 rebounds per game.
Drummond scored 22 points and came down with 14 rebounds in the game. He made 11 of 19 shots from the field. He missed a three-pointer and went 0 for 3 from the free-throw line. He also had a blocked shot in 27 minutes of playing time.
This is Drummond's third double-double in a row and the third time in the past six games that he's scored over 20 points.
Drummond added six blocks and 14 points in the loss.
Drummond became the first player in Pistons history to have at least 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 100 blocks in consecutive seasons.
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