There's been so much chatter about Blake Griffin's impact on the Detroit Pistons that Andre Drummond's accomplishments have gone overlooked.
Drummond was named as an All-Star replacement last week. He was selected as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 19.3 points, 19.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.3 steals and 2.7 blocks in three victories.
He didn't let up that evening, posting 17 points, 17 rebounds and five assists in a 111-91 victory over Portland. He also did some things that didn't show up on the stat sheet, such as playing solid defense on pick-and-rolls.
Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said he believes his center should play like that on a regular basis. Drummond will get another chance to display his versatile skills Wednesday when the Pistons try to stretch their winning streak to five games in a home matchup against Brooklyn.
"The dilemma with Andre is he does so many good things and he's so good and he's so talented, I want it all the time," Van Gundy said. "He's playing great, having a great year and I'm still pushing for more and more." >> Read more
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