January 21, 2020, 5:53 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond (lip laceration) is being listed as questionable against the Kings on Wednesday.
Drummond took a vicious elbow against the Wizards on Monday, and the damage from that may keep him out of this one. If Drummond can't go, Christian Wood would make for a popular DFS streamer while more minutes will be available for Thon Maker as well.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 20, 2020, 5:10 pmThomas BryantC, Washington Wizards
Thomas Bryant finished Monday's game with 13 points, six rebounds, one assist, and one block in 22 minutes.
Bryant also elbowed Andre Drummond while attempting to secure a rebound. While Bryant is still coming off the bench, this was an improvement considering his recent performances. However, Ian Mahinmi was excellent in a starting role during this one.
January 20, 2020, 4:34 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond lost a tooth when Thomas Bryant elbowed him in the face on Monday but posted 18 points (7-of-11 shooting), 16 rebounds, four steals and two blocks.
Drummond insisted that he was fine after the game. There's a misconception that Drummond's heart isn't in it as trade rumors continue to swirl, but you wouldn't know it from looking at his recent statlines. He's as solid a top-20 fantasy option as there is. Don't get bogged down in hypotheticals when assessing the value of your stud big man. Enjoy the ride with the durable Drummond and we can reassess his value if and when a trade involving him happens.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 10:38 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond double-doubled on Saturday with 16 points (7-of-15 from the floor), 17 rebounds and five steals in 27 minutes.
Drummond is a first-round player in total value this season despite his 60 percent free throw shooting. A big reason for that is his defensive stats with averages of 2.0 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. There will continue to be trade rumors surrounding Drummond, but he should stay a top-20 player in any situation as he doesn't rely on heavy usage for his fantasy value.
January 16, 2020, 2:55 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
The Hawks and Pistons have ceased trade discussions surrounding Andre Drummond, per Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports.
Goodwill says the proposed deal would have seen Drummond traded to Atlanta in exchange for Damian Jones, Chandler Parsons or Allen Crabbe (since dealt to Minnesota) and a first-rounder. That's not a huge return but Drummond plans to opt out and test free agency, and there simply won't be a lot of real value available to the Pistons because of the need to match salaries. The vibe is that Drummond gets traded before this February's deadline, but it looks like it won't be to Atlanta. Goodwill adds that the Hawks figure to go after Drummond in free agency.
Source: Yahoo Sports
January 15, 2020, 9:38 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond collected another double-double on Wednesday night, doing so by dropping 13 points on a perfect 6-of-6 shooting and snatching 13 rebounds to go along with seven assists, three steals and a block.
If you ignore his free throws tonight (1-of-6 from the line), there isn't much more you'd look for in a big man. He's flirting with a spot in the top 15 right now, and since there aren't many options on the Pistons, his usage should be safe.
January 13, 2020, 9:51 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond scored 11 points on 5-of-14 shooting to go with 10 rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks on Monday.
Drummond didn't play too hot tonight and Coach Casey decided to go with his young guys down the stretch of this game. He checked out with 3:28 left in the third and never came back in the game as the Pistons' younger players went on a run to get back within the game. He should play more in the next one.
January 11, 2020, 8:50 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond was ejected from Saturday's game after being hit with two technical fouls.
Drummond got into a heated exchange with Daniel Gafford and threw the ball at Gafford's head after the Bulls center screamed in Drummond's ear following a successful scoring attempt. Drummond left the game after logging just 19 minutes and was able to post nine points on 3-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and a single unicorn 3-pointer. Since this was not an injury-related drop in minutes and production, Drummond should be able to bounce back in the next game.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
January 10, 2020, 6:21 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Shams Charania is hearing that the Knicks have inquired about an Andre Drummond trade.
The Pistons are reportedly asking for one or two first-round picks or young players for Drummond, who has made it known that he's likely to opt out and seek a max contract this summer. New York owns seven draft picks (three firsts) in the next two years but aren't looking to unload necessarily. Detroit is predictably against taking on future salary commitments, so the Knicks would likely have to change their tune on those picks. A move to New York wouldn't really affect Drummond's fantasy value, but it would really damage Mitchell Robinson's outlook. It's becoming increasingly likely that Drummond is sporting a new uniform to close the season.
Source: Stadium on Twitter
January 9, 2020, 9:57 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond had a monster night in Thursday's 112-115 loss to the Cavs, scoring 28 points (13-for-24 FG, 2-for-5 FT) with 23 boards, one assist, one steal and one block.
Drummond is feasting every night with no one else to take away rebounds or touches on offense. There are a lot of rumors about him being shipped off and there's no doubt that any place outside of Detroit would lower his value, but even then, he's proven he can produce early-round numbers even with other All-Star players around him.
January 7, 2020, 9:35 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond added to his collection of 20-point, 20-rebound games with an efficient gem on Tuesday vs. the Cavs, putting up 23 points (8-of-12 FGs, 7-of-9 FTs), 20 rebounds, five assists, one steal and two blocks in 38 minutes.
Perhaps the best part of that line is the reminder that Drummond is continuing to improve upon his career-high percentage at the free throw line. If that number gets close to 70 percent, he should be a no-doubt first round pick in next year's drafts.
January 7, 2020, 4:33 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Marc Stein of The New York Times said that a source briefed on the Pistons situation expressed confidence that Andre Drummond will be moved before the February trade deadline.
The Pistons, who lost Blake Griffin (knee) presumably for the season after undergoing surgery on his knee earlier on Tuesday, may be without both of their All-Star frontcourt bigs by next month. Christian Wood and Sekou Doumbouya should be picked up where they are available while Markieff Morris is trending up as well.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
January 4, 2020, 11:42 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond fouled out on Saturday but still double-doubled with 14 points, 18 boards, three steals and two blocks in 29 minutes.
Drummond has flirted with first-round value this season because of well-rounded lines like this. The trade rumors shouldn't worry Drummond's owners as he will post second-round value wherever he goes.
January 3, 2020, 8:39 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond (illness) is not on the Pistons' injury report for Saturday.
This is good news as it means that Drummond will likely be able to play. He was dealing with a stomach ailment which may have resolved itself.
January 3, 2020, 3:34 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond missed practice on Friday due to a stomach ailment.
Bruce Brown was also suffering from the stomach bug. The Pistons have a back-to-back against the Warriors and Lakers on Friday and Saturday respectively. With Blake Griffin likely out of the lineup, any missed games by Drummond would open up a huge hole for Christian Wood. If Brown was out Derrick Rose would be unleashed for major minutes, but he already played through the ailment on Thursday so he should be alright for Saturday.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter