2012 NBA Draft: Detroit Pistons Sign 9th Pick Andre Drummond

The Detroit Pistons have signed first-round pick Andre Drummond.

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NBA Draft 2012: Pistons Sign Top Pick Andre Drummond

The Detroit Pistons' top draft choice, forward Andre Drummond, had a light stat line in the Pistons' win over the Orlando Magic in the Orlando Pro Summer League on Tuesday, but his wallet added some weight later in the day. The ninth overall pick has signed his rookie contract with the Pistons, as Keith Langlois confirmed along with a comment about Drummond from summer league coach John Loyer.

In 21 minutes against the Magic, Drummond scored three points, grabbed three rebounds and blocked a shot. As for his contract, signing is a formality with the rookie salary scale set through the latest collective bargaining agreement. Drummond is slated to make around $2 million in his first season and a little more than $6 million for the first three years.

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2012 NBA Draft Results: Detroit Pistons Select Kim English With 44th Overall Pick

With the 44th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons selected Kim English, a guard out of Missouri.

English is a 6'6" shooting guard who appears to be a good fit to fill in for the departed Ben Gordon. He showed at Missouri that he is willing to work and do whatever his team needs by filling in at power forward at times for the Tigers in his senior season. English averaged 14.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in his senior season at Missouri while making 45.9 percent of his three-point attempts.

The pick wraps up the draft for the Pistons, barring a trade, as the team now will send their three draft picks along with other free agents to the Orlando Summer League to get their first taste of NBA work.

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2012 NBA Draft Results: Detroit Pistons Select Khris Middleton With 39th Overall Pick

With the 39th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons selected Khris Middleton, a forward out of Texas A&M.

Middleton jumped into the draft out of Texas A&M after his junior year, when he averaged 13.2 points, 5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. At 6'7" and 210 pounds, Middleton is considered a good perimeter scorer but struggled from behind the arc in his final season with the Aggies, shooting just 26 percent from behind the three-point line after a knee injury helped to push him down to the second round. With Ben Gordon leaving Detroit, the Pistons can use perimeter scorers and the 20-year old Middleton can fill that need with plenty of room to develop.

After landing Andre Drummond at No. 9, the Pistons will be on the clock for the final time (barring a trade) at pick No. 44.

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2012 NBA Draft Results: Michigan State's Draymond Green Selected 35th Overall By Golden State Warriors

With the fifth pick in the second round (35th overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Golden State Warriors made a wise choice to snatch up former Michigan State star and 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year Draymond Green.

A 6-foot-7 do-it-all forward, Green was the heart and soul of the Spartans' program for the last few seasons, averaging 16.1 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game during his final campaign to take home honors as the conference's top overall player.

Expecting to hear his name called in the later parts of the first round heading into Thursday's draft Green had to wait until early in the second round to hear his name and will now join a Warriors rotation that can certainly benefit from the added versatility he brings to the table.

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2012 NBA Draft Results: Detroit Pistons Select Andre Drummond With 9th Overall Pick

With the ninth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, the Detroit Pistons selected Andre Drummond, center out of the University of Connecticut.

Drummond is a big-time athlete at 6'11" with a 7'6" wingspan. He played just one season at UConn, where he averaged 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds. Drummond is still just 18 years old and physically compares to Dwight Howard as an athletic big man. While his NBA game still needs to mature, the long-term upside for Drummond may be second only to top pick Anthony Davis.

The Pistons appeared to be targeting Drummond but needed help to make sure he fell down to the ninth pick. When Toronto surprisingly selected Terrence Ross at No. 8, the Pistons had their man.

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2012 NBA Draft Lottery Results: Detroit Pistons Will Pick No. 9 Overall

The Detroit Pistons entered the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery on Wednesday night with the ninth best odds in the lottery out of 14 teams due to finishing with the ninth worst record during the regular season. As a result, they had a 6.1-percent chance of landing a top three pick in the draft and only a 1.7-percent chance of landing the No. 1 overall pick. Only one team in the history of the lottery has moved up into the top three from the No. 9 spot.

The number combinations didn't hit for the Pistons to move up, unfortunately, and they will pick where they had the best odds -- No. 9 overall.

Before the lottery took place, DraftExpress' latest mock draft had the Pistons going with John Henson with that No. 9 pick.

SB Nation has a look at the full 2012 NBA Draft order.

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