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Ever since talented rookie forward Andre Drummond injured his back just before the All-Star break, the Detroit Pistons have been in a free fall.
They've lost of 14 of their last 16 games, including Tuesday's rout at the hands of the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves.
Fortunately for the Pistons and their fans, there's some good news heading into the season's final month.
The stress fracture in Drummond's back is healing, and he might return as early as Friday's home game against Toronto.
If the above video is any indication, Drummond is more than ready to play and trying to keep the mood light in the Pistons' locker room. Teammate Kim English, the other guy in the video, can attest to that.
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So when will one of the very few bright spots for the Pistons return this season? Maybe this week…
According to David Mayo of Mlive.com, Pistons rookie Andre Drummond has been ruled out for tonight’s game against Minnesota (a game that was a target for him to return) but that doesn’t mean he can’t return at the end of the week.
Andre Drummond still out Tuesday for #Pistons...
The veteran Maggette hasn't played since December for Lawrence Frank and the Pistons, a fact that has confused the offensively-talented small forward
At this point in the NBA season, with roughly half a month remaining until the playoffs, there are a bunch of teams so far back in the standings that it appears they are getting more ready for June's draft...
The Detroit Pistons’ season has flown off the rails, but the team should get a little bit of a late boost from the return of promising rookie Andre Drummond.
The Pistons’ young center has not played since Feb. 6 because of a back injury. That streak will come to an end Friday night:
UPDATE: Andre Drummond (@dre_drummond_) is back in the lineup and will make his first career start...
The Detroit Pistons were coming home hosting a bad Minnesota Timberwolves team after ending a 10 game losing streak in Charlotte on Saturday. They couldn’t keep up the winning ways in this one. The day started with encouraging news that Andre Drummond could be back in the lineup after missing 21 games, it ended with [...]
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Nikola Pekovic had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 105-82 rout of the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday night.
The game matched one of the league's worst home teams against one of the worst on the road. The Pistons haven't won at home since before the All-Star break, losing seven straight, while Minnesota had lost 10...
The scouting report against the Minnesota Timberwolves is pretty simple - pack the paint, because they can't shoot 3-pointers.
Don't tell that to the Detroit Pistons.
The Timberwolves, who came into the game shooting a league-worst 29 percent from behind the arc, hit 14 3-pointers Tuesday night in a 105-82 rout of the hapless Detroit Pistons.
''We were due for...
The Detroit Pistons are stumbling toward the end of another non-playoff season.
The Toronto Raptors are following a similar path.
Detroit tries to end a seven-game home losing streak and earn its second win overall this month when it takes on the sinking Raptors, who will face former teammate Jose Calderon for the first time Friday night.
The Pistons (24-48) are 1-11 in March...