Plumlee scored 21 points (9-10 FG, 3-5 FT) to go along with nine rebounds, seven assists and four blocks across 32 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Pelicans.
The 21 points represented a season high as the red-hot center narrowly missed a triple-double and built on his recent shot-blocking prowess. After averaging 0.7 blocks per game over his first 26 contests this year, Plumlee has blocked nine in the last four games. His stats are up across the board, as he's nearly averaged a double-double with 12.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game across his last 14 appearances.
Plumlee finished with seven points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 boards, four assists and three blocks in 30 minutes of a 105-93 win against Orlando on Tuesday.
Plumlee's scoring dropped to the lowest total he's had this month, but he finished with solid numbers in other categories including his fifth game with double-digit rebounds in February. The veteran big man has established himself with solid play lately, and while he doesn't take many shots, he is efficient with his shooting. He'll face the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Plumlee tallied 10 points (5-8 FG), 15 rebounds, six assists, two blocked shots and a steal across 34 minutes in Friday's 109-95 loss to the Grizzlies.
Plumlee is putting up career numbers in Detroit, mostly due to his promotion into a starting role. He's been a role player for most of his career and experienced a huge regression over his three years in Denver. He's now enjoying career bests in minutes and rebounds and is on pace to meet his career-best 10.4-point average in 2016. With Blake Griffin likely headed out of town, the Pistons may test the open market for a suitable replacement, but in the meantime, Plumlee will continue to start.
Plumlee and the Pistons won't play the Mavericks on Wednesday after the game was postponed due to severe weather in Texas, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Plumlee and the Pistons now have had two games postponed this week -- one on Tuesday for COVID-19 reasons and now this one on Wednesday due to inclement weather. Detroit's next game comes Friday at Memphis.
Plumlee (elbow) started and played 30 minutes Sunday in the Pistons' 123-112 win over the Pelicans, finishing with 17 points (8-12 FG, 1-2 FT), 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
Any concerns about Plumlee showing rust in his return from a two-game absence due to right elbow bursitis were quickly assuaged, as the 6-foot-11 big man shot the ball efficiently and thrived as a distributor en route to notching his first career triple-double. Foul trouble has occasionally resulted in Plumlee's playing time being volatile, but he still looks on track to deliver the most fantasy-friendly season of his career. He's been particularly impressive over his last nine outings, notching six double-doubles with averages of 13.6 points (on 69.7 percent shooting from the field and 76.2 percent shooting from the free-throw line), 9.6 boards, 3.7 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.6 steals.
Plumlee (elbow) is expected to play Sunday against the Pelicans, Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Plumlee was unavailable for the past two games due to right elbow bursitis, but coach Dwane Casey said that he should be good to go against New Orleans on Sunday. He'll likely reclaim his starting role from Isaiah Stewart during his first game back on the court.
Plumlee (elbow) is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Pelicans.
Right elbow bursitis has sidelined Plumlee for both of the past two games, resulting in Isaiah Stewart drawing a pair of starts. Fortunately for Plumlee, he isn't believed to be dealing with a long-term concern, as head coach Dwane Casey said Thursday that the center will be ready to play as soon as the infection in his elbow subsides, according to Omari Sankofa II of the Detroit Free Press. If Plumlee gains clearance for Sunday, he should take back his starting spot from Stewart.
Plumlee (elbow) is out Friday against the Celtics.
Right elbow bursitis will keep Plumlee on the shelf for a second straight game. In his stead, Isaiah Stewart is expected to draw another start.
Plumlee was made inactive for Thursday's game against the Pacers due to right elbow bursitis, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Plumlee's absence for the game previously wasn't known, but the Pistons' official gameday report released shortly before the 8 p.m. tipoff provided an explanation for why he wasn't available. Isaiah Stewart picked up the start at center in Plumlee's stead. Plumlee should be viewed as day-to-day ahead of the second half of the Pistons' back-to-back set Friday in Boston.
Plumlee (undisclosed) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Pacers, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Plumlee will miss his first game of the season and it's not clear yet as to why he is out. The 30-year-old hadn't appeared on the team's latest injury report ahead of Thursday's game. Isaiah Stewart looks like he will receive the first start of his career in place of Plumlee.
Plumlee went for 14 points (7-10 FG), 12 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and two steals across 38 minutes in Tuesday's 122-111 victory over the Nets.
Plumlee now has five double-doubles in his last eight games and has shot the ball with greater than 50 percent accuracy in each of those contests. His passing of late has also improved, as he's dished out 13 dimes over his last two outings after totaling 12 assists in seven games prior.
Plumlee tallied 15 points (6-7 FG, 3-5 FT), eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocked shots across a career-high 47 minutes Saturday in the Pistons' 135-129 double-overtime loss to the Lakers.
The veteran center held his own against Anthony Davis, contributing solid numbers across the board and missing only one of his seven field-goal attempts. Plumlee has been blossoming of late, notching double figures in points and at least eight rebounds in six of his past seven games. Over that span, he is averaging 13.0 points and 9.1 boards per game.
Plumlee notched 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-3 FT), 14 rebounds, two assists and a steal across 28 minutes in Tuesday's 117-105 loss against the Jazz.
Plumlee ended as the Pistons' third-highest scorer behind Jerami Grant and Josh Jackson, but his impact went beyond the scoring figures -- he tied his season-high mark for rebounds en route to his fourth double-double of the season. All four double-doubles have come during his last five appearances, so Plumlee is undoubtedly going through his most productive stretch of the season.
Plumlee's game against the Nuggets on Monday has been postponed, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The league has not announced why the game has been postponed, but the announcement comes minutes before tip-off. The issue is presumably COVID-19 related. Plumlee will have to wait to square-off against his former team.
Plumlee provided 17 points (7-8 FG, 3-3 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one block in 27 minutes during Thursday's 107-92 win over the Lakers.
Plumlee's workload and performance have been inconsistent throughout the season, but he's found steadiness lately. Across the past three games, he's seen no fewer than 27 minutes and has double-doubled in each game with averages of 14.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists. He makes for a fine speculative add in 12-team fantasy leagues or deeper, but he probably won't be available in most 14-teamers and beyond.
Plumlee totaled 15 points (6-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and one block across 28 minutes in Wednesday's 122-107 loss to the Cavs.
For the first time this season, Plumlee recorded a double-double in two consecutive games and his 15 points tied a season high. However, Wednesday saw Plumlee commit a career-high eight turnovers; he's averaged 4.5 turnovers over his last four outings.
Plumlee scored 10 points (5-6 FG) to along with 10 rebounds and one assist across 28 minutes in Monday's win over Philadelphia.
While hardly the most exciting stat line, Plumlee managed his first double-double as a Piston. He had seen his minutes decrease across his last two games as a result of foul trouble, though he managed to return to a normal workload and commit only one foul. In his first season in Detroit, Plumlee has put together a familiar stat line with his primary contributions coming in points and rebounds. However, he is averaging over one steal per game for the first time in his career -- though he has recorded none across his last four contests.
Plumlee tallied a season-high 15 points (7-10 FG, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and two steals across 35 minutes Monday in the Pistons' 113-107 loss to the Heat.
Though Plumlee fouled out Monday, he still picked up significant minutes and was able to deliver one of his better lines of the season. The center's playing time has been all over the place of late, as he had received 28, 22, 26, 33 and 17 minutes over the preceding five contests. The wild fluctuations in Plumlee's role have made him tough to rely on in DFS, but he's still getting enough run to warrant rostering in most standard 12-team leagues. In category leagues, Plumlee has provided his biggest impact for fantasy managers in field-goal percentage (54.4 percent on 6.1 attempts per game), assists (3.5 per game), rebounds (8.7) and steals (1.5).
Plumlee scored seven points (3-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding 13 rebounds, five assists and two steals in 22 minutes during Wednesday's 110-101 loss to the Bucks.
He wasn't able to do much scoring matched up against Brook Lopez, but Plumlee led both teams in rebounding on the night and once again flashed surprising distribution skills. The 30-year-old has been an asset in deeper fantasy formats this season despite his lack of offense, but if the rebuilding Pistons decide rookie Isaiah Stewart is ready for a larger role, Plumlee's minutes and production could take a hit.
Plumlee is averaging a career high of 9.1 rebounds per game through 10 games this season.
Plumlee is responding to an increased role this season with Detroit by averaging 7.8 points on 54.7 percent shooting, a career-high 9.1 rebounds, 3.5 assists, a career-high 1.5 steals and 0.6 blocks per game in the early going. The 30-year-old center looks to be poised for a bit of a rejuvenating season after he toiled away in a bench role on a deep Denver team last season. Plumlee is even shooting 80.0 percent from the foul line, which would be by far his best-ever mark from the charity stripe.
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