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Pistons’ Andre Drummond is 1st player to average 20.0 points, 18.0 rebounds through 1st 10 games of a season since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Pistons, Andre Drummond

The Detroit Pistons have played their first 10 games of the season without star power forward Blake Griffin, so center Andre Drummond has taken his game to another level.

Drummond is the first player to average at least 20.0 points and 18.0 rebounds per game through his first 10 games of a season since NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did so back in 1975-76:

The Pistons are 4-6 on the season. Drummond is putting up 21.2 points, 18.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.1 blocks per game. He’s shooting 56.8 percent from the field and 67.9 percent from the free-throw line.

Drummond is making $27.1 million this season and has a player option worth $28.8 million for the 2020-21 campaign. All signs point toward Drummond entering free agency since he can make more money on the open market, but that doesn’t mean the big man is looking to leave the Pistons.

After all, Detroit can offer Drummond the most money and a fifth year on his deal in free agency next summer.

Help is on the way for Drummond and the Pistons. Griffin is expected to make his season debut on Monday against the Minnesota Timberwolves and point guard Derrick Rose could be back next week as well. Rose has missed the last four games with a hamstring strain.