Former UConn center Andre Drummond began his pro career on Monday playing with the Detroit Pistons’ team as the NBA Orlando Summer League opened.
Drummond started for the Pistons at center, played just over 27 minutes in a 76-73 win over the Utah Jazz. He scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and had five rebounds, four steals and two blocks. The Orlando version of the Summer League features eight teams playing through Friday. The Las Vegas Summer League opens on Friday and runs through July 22 and features 18 teams, including Jeremy Lamb and the Houston Rockets.
The Pistons remaining schedule: Tuesday, 3 p.m. vs. Orlando; Wednesday, 1 p.m. vs. Oklahoma City; Thursday, 11 a.m. vs. Boston; Friday, noon vs. Philadelphia.
Lamb and the Rockets open play on Friday at 6 p.m. vs. Toronto. Houston’s remaining schedule: Saturday, 10 p.m. vs. Washington; July 16, 8 p.m. vs. Sacramento; July 17, 10 p.m. vs. Portland; July 18, 8:30 p.m. vs. Chicago.
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