Pistons’ Andre Drummond discusses his mindset to become NBA’s top rebounder
Detroit Pistons All-Star center Andre Drummond is the best rebounder in the NBA and it’s not even close.
This past season, Drummond grabbed 1,232 total rebounds, first in the NBA. The next player on the list was Utah Jazz big man Rudy Gobert, who had a total of 1,041 boards.
The Pistons are fortunate to have Drummond on the team. The double-double machine explained to NBA TV on Wednesday at Summer League in Las Vegas why he’s such a force on the boards:
.@AndreDrummond joined @StephanieReady to discuss the mentality that's led to him becoming the league's leading rebounder and his impressions of the @DetroitPistons' #NBASummer squad! 💪 pic.twitter.com/MJy6ByEhjM
— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 10, 2019
Andre Drummond averaged 17.3 points and 15.6 rebounds per game this past season while shooting 53.3 percent from the field. The Pistons have an elite front-court duo with Drummond and Blake Griffin.
After making the playoffs in 2018-19, Detroit will look to build off that season and win a playoff series this year. The Pistons got swept by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round.
Detroit has had a solid offseason. They signed former MVP Derrick Rose, who averaged 18.0 points with the Minnesota Timberwolves, small forward Markieff Morris and point guard Tim Frazier. The Pistons, though, are going to go as far as Drummond and Griffin can take them.
Drummond has been working out with Rose and Pistons starting point guard Reggie Jackson in Las Vegas. It’s good to see the big fella working on his craft.