I think it’s safe to say the Andre Drummond project is well ahead of schedule.
Tuesday night the Pistons rookie big man became only the second teenager with 18 points and 18 rebounds in a game since 1986-86 joining Dwight Howard who accomplished this feet with the Orlando Magic, before he was a total fool. This included a huge follow up dunk on a missed Rodney Stuckey layup in the paint.
The Pistons still went on to get blown out 117-90 as Detroit was unable to capitalize off a fast start in which they led 28-19 after the first quarter. Much of Detroit’s downfall came off the bench (aside from Drummond) as the group collectively shot just 25 percent from the field (7-for-28) while committing seven turnovers.
The Pistons now hit the road as they take on the Pacers tomorrow night.
h/t: Fox Sports Detroit