Drummond finished with 14 points (4-5 FG, 6-8 FT), 21 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks across 43 minutes in Friday's 122-112 loss to the Wizards. Drummond hauled in 21 of the teams 35 total rebounds, while also leading the team with eight assists. He continues to be a pillar of consistency for the Pistons team, eclipsing even the most confident of owners hopes for this season. He has increased his efficiency from the free-throw line by almost 25 percent, as well as lifting his assists from 1.1 last season to 3.9 over the course of the first half of this season. In fact, aside from his turnovers, he has improved in every category this season and remains an outside chance at the most improved player.
Drummond scored 25 points (12-15 FG, 1-3 FT) while adding 17 rebounds, four steals and two assists in 38 minutes during Wednesday's 96-91 loss to the Raptors. He and Jonas Valanciunas had a spirited battle in the paint all night, but Drummond didn't get as much help from his teammates as the Toronto center did. The 24-year-old now has 29 double-doubles in 41 games on the season, putting him fourth in the league in that category behind Karl-Anthony Towns (38), DeMarcus Cousins (33) and Russell Westbrook (32).
Drummond had just three points (1-7 FG, 1-2 FT) to go with 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block in Monday's loss to the Hornets. While the rest of Detroit's starting five scored in double-figures, Drummond was neutralized all afternoon by Dwight Howard, who recorded four blocks to go with a 21-point, 17-board double-double. That said, Drummond's line was an anomaly considering he's been among the best centers in the league this season. His three points represent a season-low, and the output snapped a 12-game streak in which he'd scored in double-figures.
Drummond (ribs) generated 16 points (8-14 FG, 0-2 FT), 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block across 39 minutes in Monday's 112-109 loss to the Pelicans. The big man continues to nurse sore ribs, but he still logged a team-high amount of minutes. Drummond's double-double was his first since the calendar flipped to January, as he'd wrapped up 2017 by accomplishing the feat in seven of the last eight games of the year. Considering the amount of run he saw Monday, the 24-year-old is apparently near full health and likely to play in consecutive games for the first time in 2018 on Wednesday versus the Nets.
Drummond (ribs) will play and start at center for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports. Drummond missed the last three games with bruised ribs, but was able to go through the team's morning shootaround and has now been cleared as expected. He'll take on his typical spot in the starting lineup and the Pistons aren't reporting any sort of restrictions, so he appears set for a full workload. That said, Drummond will have a tough matchup against Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins of the Pelicans, and is fresh off an injury, so he may carry some risk for DFS contests. Season-long owners should activate him as usual, however.
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