Andre Drummond

C / Detroit Pistons / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-11 Weight: 279 lb Age: 24 College: Connecticut

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After finishing the final year of his rookie deal, the Pistons committed to Andre Drummond long term, rewarding him with a five-year, $127 million contract prior to the 2016-17 campaign. Drummond didn't live up to expectations, however, prompting trade rumors to surround the 6-foot-11 big man both during and after the season. His 16.2 points and 14.8 rebounds per game from 2015-16 fell to 13.6 and 13.8, respectively, while keeping similar averages elsewhere with 1.1 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.1 blocks across 29.7 minutes. That kept him as one of the top rebounders in the league (3rd overall), but he didn't show much progress on the offensive end. Despite the rumors, Drummond is back with the Pistons for a sixth straight season and is locked in as the team's starting center. He's still going to be a frustrating option in rotisserie leagues, as he shot just 38.6 percent from the free-throw line this past season. His 53 percent field goal percentage didn't rival other elite centers like DeAndre Jordan (71.3), Rudy Gobert (65.9) and Dwight Howard (62.6) either, and he's definitely not going to be a three-point threat considering he's hit a total of five in his entire career. Still, Drummond's going to get starter's minutes, he's fully expected to be a top rebounder and after a down year, his offensive production should only get better. That should provide some optimism for a bounce-back campaign for the 23-year-old center, making him a great option in points leagues. That said, those in roto formats will always have to beware of his horrid free-throw shooting.

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  • Drummond scored 20 points (8-15 FG, 4-5 FT) while adding 16 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal in 33 minutes during Sunday's 100-97 win over the Timberwolves. He left the game briefly in the third quarter after landing on his elbow, but Drummond quickly returned to action and secured his 12 double-double of the season. In fact, the 24-year-old has grabbed double-digit boards in all 16 games so far, driving him to a league-leading 15.8 rebounds per game.

  • Pistons' Andre Drummond: Impressive in loss
    By RotoWire Staff

    Drummond collected 11 points 5-10 FG, 1-2 FT), 15 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and one steal in 35 minutes during Friday's 107-100 loss to Indiana. Drummond dominated inside again on Friday, continuing his efforts to pull down every rebound that comes his way. This was a tough loss for the Pistons after leading by 22 points in the third quarter, however, Drummond stayed true with yet another double-double. As well as his boards, his steal and block numbers have been terrific to start the season, something quite sought after in a big man.

  • Drummond posted 13 points (4-9 FG, 5-8 FT), 17 rebounds, four assists and one steal in 29 minutes during Wednesday's 99-95 victory over Milwaukee. Drummond continued his dominance on the glass, pulling down another 17 rebounds. He has been a beast this season, leading the league in rebounds by almost two per game. His hot start from the free-throw line has come and gone, and he is now sitting at 63.1 percent for the season. If he can hold steady at about 60 percent, owners should be very happy. All his other numbers are about where he finished last season, giving owners no reason to believe he will regress at all.

  • Drummond scored eight points (3-8 FG, 2-4 FT) while adding 17 rebounds, four assists and a block in 36 minutes during Sunday's 112-103 win over the Heat. With the Pistons' perimeter scorers hitting a ridiculous 50 percent (14-for-28) of their three-point attempts on the night, Drummond was able to focus on cleaning the glass and kicking the ball back out when he got it, a formula that has led the 24-year-old center to career highs in both rebounds and assists per game to begin the season. He's also finally showing improvement in his free-throw shooting, with his current 63.2 percent rate coming in more than 20 points higher than his previous best.

  • Drummond scored 16 points (6-15 FG, 4-6 FT) to go along with 20 rebounds and seven assists across 36 minutes in Friday's 111-104 win over Atlanta. Drummond followed up Wednesday's 21 rebound performance with another massive showing on the boards. The Detroit center has not dipped below 12 rebounds in a single game thus far. Over his last three games, he has been nothing short of dominant on the boards, averaging 20 rebounds per game. Drummond will look to exert his rebounding prowess against Miami on Sunday.

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