Auburn Hills — It’s more than a feeling now. It’s something they can see, too.

So as the Pistons gathered Monday for their annual media day, the positive vibes were more than just platitudes, and the confidence came from more than simply new faces. It was grounded in reality, or in the case of All-Star center Andre Drummond, a virtual reality.

And in a summer full of self-improvement for Stan Van Gundy’s young, upwardly-mobile roster, that’s as good a place to start as anywhere. With Drummond confronting the biggest obstacle to his own personal growth as a player: the dismal free-throw shooting that relegated him to the bench in some of the biggest moments of games late last season, as the Pistons finally made their playoff breakthrough. ( – John Niyo) Click here to read the complete story!