The Detroit Pistons were among the most predictable (and sometimes boring) fantasy teams yet again - will anything change going forward?
October 11, 2019, 10:42 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond put up a solid stat line with 15 points, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 23 minutes in Friday's 109-105 win vs. the Cavs.
Drummond will provide elite production in points, rebounds, field goal percentage and blocks all season long. He did attempt another three in this game but missed again. That is now three straight games with a 3-point attempt for Drummond. This new found 3-point shooting could cause a dip in his efficiency if he keeps it up into the regular season.
October 9, 2019, 10:58 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
On Wednesday, Andre Drummond produced 13 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal in a win over the Mavs.
It was a vintage Drummond performance whose elite production in points, rebounds, field goal percentage and blocks looks to still be solid. One thing to keep an eye on – he's now attempted a three in back-to-back games. That may reduce his overall efficiency considering he missed both.
October 7, 2019, 9:25 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond scored 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting with nine boards, a steal and a block in Monday's 91-115 preseason loss to the Magic.
Drummond went 5-for-10 from the floor and badly missed his lone 3-point attempt of the night. Hopefully he doesn't take many shots from outside as all of his value in fantasy comes from being an efficient old-school big. If he were to attempt triples at a normal rate, the percentages would take a slight dip which is no good. Blake Griffin logged 14 minutes and scored three points with five assists and will continue to be the primary playmaker for this Pistons squad.
August 1, 2019, 12:37 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
USA Basketball has announced that Andre Drummond has withdrawn from the World Cup training camp.
Drummond joins a long list of superstars that have withdrawn from this summer's World Cup team. Veterans are trying to rest and train up for the upcoming season, while Team USA is replacing them with more up-and-coming youngsters.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
April 23, 2019, 12:38 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
After the Pistons were swept on Monday night, Andre Drummond said he hurt his quad in Game 1 and lacked explosion for the rest of the seriers.
Even with the quad injury, Drummond was able to post a double-double in every game in the series with an average of 14.2 points, 13.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game. Though, his 44.4 percent shooting did show he was a little off in his game. The Pistons were overmatched in this series, especially with Blake Griffin banged up, and it likely wouldn't have made a difference in the end results.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
April 22, 2019, 11:53 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond double-doubled with 15 points and 12 rebounds in addition to three assists and one steal in Monday's series finale vs. the Bucks.
Drummond made just 7-of-16 field goals as he was blocked at the rim multiple times and struggled to drop it in even when he wasn't. Brook Lopez and Giannis Antetokounmpo didn't make it easy on him tonight, but Drummond did have a strong season that shouldn't be forgotten as next season's fantasy drafts roll around.
April 20, 2019, 10:52 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond finished with a double-double in Saturday's 119-103 Game 4 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 12 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in 30 minutes of action.
Despite the all-around stellar game from Drummond, he was a bit limited by foul trouble tonight. His efforts were put to waste as the Pistons drop a game at home and are now down 3-0 heading into their next matchup against the Bucks. With how things are shaping up, this looks like it will be a four-game sweep regardless if Drummond and Blake Griffin put up their usual numbers.
April 17, 2019, 10:31 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond finished with a double-double in a Game 2 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 18 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks.
The Bucks are torturing Drummond in this series as he has a total plus-minus of minus-77 in his two games against them. With Blake Griffin's potential return looking less likely with every loss, the Bucks are going to continue to throw everything at Drummond in what will likely be a four game sweep.
April 14, 2019, 8:57 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond was ejected in the third quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Bucks after being assessed with a flagrant 2 foul.
Drummond finished his night having scored 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting, adding 12 rebounds, two assists and a steal. The double-double was nice, but this game was over after the first quarter, as the Bucks finished that period with a 20-point lead. The Pistons will need Drummond to keep his cool in Game 2 if they have any hopes at evening the series up.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 12:08 amAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond bullied the Knicks on Wednesday with 20 points on 10-of-15 shooting, adding 18 rebounds, three assists and two steals in 28 minutes.
Drummond ends the 2018-19 season as a top-20 player in 8/9-cat on per game and totals value. He finishes as the league's best rebounder with 15.6 boards per game. His revitalized 1.8 blocks per game helped buoy his value but in the end it's his improved career-high .590 shooting from the line this season that shot him up the rankings. He's been working hard on improving that area of his game every season. We've also seen him make a career-best five treys, showing that he's still not touched his fantasy ceiling despite being a six-year veteran at 25 years old. If he can keep up his trajectory, Drummond should be a force in 2019-20 as a hot mid-round draft target.
April 9, 2019, 9:32 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond shot 6-for-11 from the field for 20 points with 17 boards, one assist, five steals and three blocks in 38 minutes for a key win over the Grizzlies.
The Pistons magic number to clinch is now one, as they eliminated the Heat. They trailed by 22 points until Drummond set the tone and led the comeback in a huge effort on both sides of the court. The Pistons will need to either win tomorrow night or hope the Hornets lose to clinch a date with the Bucks in round one of the NBA playoffs.
April 7, 2019, 10:00 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond pulled down 23 rebounds in Sunday's 91-104 loss to the Hornets, adding 15 points and three blocks while going 6-of-12 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line.
The scoring isn't quite as high as you'd like but there's really nothing to complain about here. Despite Drummond's excellent play of late, Detroit is now fighting for the last available playoff spot after a recent slide. As a top player on one of the few teams with something to work for still, expect a big finish from Drummond over the next few days.
April 5, 2019, 10:41 pmAndre DrummondC, Detroit Pistons
Andre Drummond turned in a real mixed bag on Friday night against the Thunder, going just 2-for-3 from the field and 0-of-2 from the line for four points in 27 minutes while also chipping in nine rebounds, a steal and five blocks.
Drummond also committed five turnovers. Blake Griffin went supernova tonight and everyone else became a bystander, so while the points and rebounds were a letdown it's a good thing he picked up those defensive numbers to salvage this outing. Drummond has been a first-round value for punt-FT builds this season and is sitting around the top-20 for everyone else, even while going .590 from the charity stripe on over five attempts per game. He should be back on track in the next one, and the Pistons will need him to be — they dropped to eighth in the East thanks to tonight's results.
The Pistons improved, but not for fantasy owners