The big man posted his fifth double-double in as many preseason games, as he continued to showcase why he's the best volume rebounder in the NBA. While Drummond's assists and blocks numbers are relatively disappointing, it's his free-throw shooting that's especially crippling to fantasy owners. Drummond shot a league-worst 35.5 percent from the stripe last season, and after Wednesday's 2-of-5 showing, he finished the preseason with an almost identical mark (35.3%).
Drummond generated 10 points (5-11 FG, 0-4 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists and one steal across 27 minutes in Saturday's 97-76 preseason win over the 76ers.
That's three double-doubles in as many preseason games for Drummond, who battled some foul trouble but still dominated the glass Saturday night. The double-double production is a familiar sight for Drummond, but so too was his 0-for-4 mark from the free-throw line. That area of Drummond's game remains an Achilles' heel and will continue to ding his value in rotisserie formats.
Drummond sat out of Thursday's matchup with the Hawks due to an illness. It does not appear to be a serious issue however, as he is ready to return to the lineup Saturday. Head coach Stan Van Gundy referred to Drummond as their most "game-ready player", so there does not appear to be any concern regarding the illness going forward.
The Pistons will be down both their starting small forward and center, as Drummond will be joined on the sidelines by Marcus Morris (knee). Aron Baynes and Jon Leuer are expected to move into their starting roles and could see a bump in minutes while working with the top unit. Considering it's just an illness for Drummond, he's not in danger of seeing an extended absence and should be back to full strength prior to the regular season opener.
Drummond contributed 17 points (8-13 FG, 1-3 FT), 13 rebounds, three steals, two blocks and two assists across 36 minutes in Monday's 86-81 preseason loss to the Spurs.
Coach Stan Van Gundy was aggressive with his usage of Drummond in a rather meaningless contest, but it was a boon for those who leaned on him in DFS. While he wasn't as effective on a per-minute basis as he was in last week's preseason opener against the Nets, Drummond still came through with his second straight double-double while filling out the box score in impressive fashion. Games of this ilk should be commonplace for Drummond throughout the season, but his poor free-throw shooting will make him more of an asset in DFS than season-long formats.
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