Why Andre Drummond deserves to be an All-Star
Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons has come a long way since being drafted ninth overall in the 2012 draft out of the University of Connecticut. Drummond, just 22, has steadily improved each year increasing both his points and rebound totals. In his rookie season he averaged 7.9 PPG and 7.6 RPG, but saw his totals almost double in his sophomore campaign posting 13.5 PPG and 13.2 RPG. Now two years later, Drummond has been a man on a mission to be one of the top big men in the league and to distinguish himself as the leader of this young Pistons’ team. For the season, Drummond has been a monster, as he’s put up five of the six 20-20 games this season, Dwight Howard being the only other player to do so. As well as ranking in the Top 15 both in steals and blocks. On the season, Drummond is averaging a career highs in points (17.8PPG), rebounds (15.5RPG), and steals (1.8 SPG), as he’s leading the league in rebounds, averaging more than 2 boards, than Hassan Whiteside who’s second in the rebounds, averaging 13.4 RPG.
Now although Drummond’s statistics are eye-popping, his biggest accomplishment may just be anchoring the Pistons back to relevancy and into the playoff picture. The Pistons are 22-18, and if the playoffs ended today would be playing as the 6th seed in the improved Eastern Conference. Their turnaround comes just a year after the Pistons finished the 2014-15 season 32-50, and selecting 8th overall in the draft.
Now I may be biased because been a fan of Drummond since he signed his LOI to play at UConn, but Drummond and his imposing 6’11, 279lb frame has played fantastic this season. And the Pistons have been trying all they can, first dropping a remix with President Barack Obama of Drake and Future’s song Jumpman:
And then another remix with Obama, this time “pairing” with Eminem:
So don’t forget to vote for Detroit Piston’s Andre Drummond, as he’s deserves to be an All-Star. His stats show it, his presence show it, and his leadership shows it. This Pistons team is better than they were last year, and it all starts with Andre Drummond who deserves to be selected into his first All-Star game.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/andre-drummond-deserves-star/https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/a-37.jpg?fit=640%2C360&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/a-37.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1BasketballDetroit PistonsNBARecent Posts#Dwight Howard,Andre Drummond,Detroit Pistons,Hassan Whiteside,NBA,Nba All StarAndre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons has come a long way since being drafted ninth overall in the 2012 draft out of the University of Connecticut. Drummond, just 22, has steadily improved each year increasing both his points and rebound totals. In his rookie season he averaged 7.9 PPG...Christian MenaChristian MenaChristianmena96@gmail.comAuthorChristian Mena is a sports enthusiast who is currently majoring in Sports Management who resides in Connecticut. He is a die hard fan of the Yankees, Patriots and Lakers, and specializes in the NBA, NFL and MLB. You can follow him on Twitter @Christian_Mena3MyFantasySportsTalk