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How an eavesdropping accountant might help the Pistons get Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond probably still remains a longshot for the Pistons at No. 9, but an eavesdropping accountant might help their odds.

Brent M. Toca, a New Orleans accountant, tweeted from his now-protected account (hat tip: Joe Gerrity of Hornets247.com):

Sitting next to dell demps at cafe Adelaide http://pic.twitter.com/5Ym1tlEn

Listening to Dell Demps discuss draft prospects makes me feel like a spy

From what I am hearing from Dell Demps re #hornets if rivers and lillard are there at 10 lillard is the pick. Thinks he can develop and fit

The Trail Blazers, who hold the No. 6 and No. 11 picks, reportedly like Drummond and Damian Lillard. If they don’t believe Lillard will be available at No. 11, the Trail Blazers would be more inclined to draft him at No. 6 – which clears the biggest hurdle in Drummond falling to No. 9.

Maybe Toca’s account is a hoax, or maybe Demps was even deliberately speaking aloud in public to plant false information. But at this time of year, when nearly every draft report comes from someone with an agenda, Toca seems more believable than most sources. At least, I hope Portland shares that view – and uses the information to pick Lillard.


  • Jun 24, 20129:03 pm
    by Max


    Is there a sensible trade with Portland for the 6th pick for the 9th pick plus?
    It would be amazing if the Pistons got the benefit of a player sliding for the third year in a row.  Almost too good to be true.

    • Jun 24, 201210:07 pm
      by tarsier


      If it’s true that they want Lillard, I feel like Jerebko should be enough of a sweetener. Lillard is unlikely to be taken by someone else before 9.

      • Jun 24, 201210:28 pm
        by tom


        If it’s true that they want Lillard over Drummond then seems likely that they could take Drummond at 6 and then wait to see if Lillard is there at 9 and trade with us for 9 and a 2nd rounder. Seems like a win-win. That is if you’re willing to believe Drummond is our guy.

  • Jun 24, 201210:47 pm
    by Jeremy


    So Portland moves back three spots for a 2nd rounder? That’s not gonna happen.

  • Jun 25, 201212:17 am
    by Jack


    I think Portland would trade with us 6 to 9

    BUT the only problem is whether or not GSW or TOR take lillard. They may very take him but if on draft day it looks like they won’t. There’s no reason why Portland would take this deal.

  • Jun 25, 201212:45 am
    by Shane


    Also the other thing to worry about is the Kings trading out their pick to teams like Philly and Houston..

  • Jun 25, 20121:35 am
    by Vince


    Gordon and the 9th pick for Portland’s 6th and Thabeet.

    • Jun 25, 20127:10 am
      by tarsier


      You do realize that Gordon’s contract is worse than Thabeet’s, don’t you?

      • Jun 25, 20127:26 am
        by Vince


        Yeah. Just dreaming.

  • Jun 25, 20122:41 am
    by KRIS


    Drummond has reportedly struggled in workouts and hasn’t received strong feedback. While there might be some controlled leaks to deflate his stock,  they match the question marks and overall lack of production at college level. I would not trade up for him and would certainly think twice to pick him at 9 as well. I am sure Pistons will have much more insight whether or not to gamble on him, if they are in a position to do so. If they do, we will have to wait and see. But so many question marks, that is hard to be excited about this guy.

    • Jun 25, 20127:11 am
      by tarsier


      I wouldn’t give up the house to trade up for him, but a second rounder or two or Jerebko, those are expendable assets.

  • Jun 25, 20127:30 am
    by Vince


    Well, I’ve been doing some research on Drummond and to be honest I’s be happy if the Pistons pass on him, Zeller and Meyers are better then him. Hell I wouldn’t mind taking Fab Melo over Drummond, too many scenarios, this guy has a huge risk factor.

  • Jun 25, 20128:24 am
    by KRIS


    I wouldn’t say Jerebko is expendable neither. In fact he already is valuable rotation player with good work ethic and still has some room to improve.

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