Andre Drummond considers himself worthy of a max contract.

Isn’t that normal, to go for full value while pursuing a career?

“That’s the way anybody would see themselves,” he said Tuesday, one day after Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores said the franchise is “dedicated” to the 2012 first-round pick.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a basketball player. With the work you put in, you should be rewarded for it — no matter who you are. If it’s me or even a rookie. Everybody feels like they should make a maximum amount of dollars.”

The center’s contract situation is the most pressing issue facing the Pistons.