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Andre Drummond second player in 40 years to average more than 16 rebounds

Andre Drummond, Pistons

With Andre Drummond officially out for Wednesday night’s season finale against the Chicago Bulls because of an Achilles injury, his season is over and his stats are set in stone.

He had an impressive year, but he also becomes just the second player in the last 40 years to average at least 16 rebounds per game.

He finished the season averaging exactly 16 rebounds per game, so missing tonight’s game actually is best in terms of this record.

The last player to average 16 rebounds in a season was Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls who did it in the 1996-97 season. Rodman was able to average at least 16 rebounds in five seasons. In the 1991-92 season, Rodman averaged a ridiculous 18.6 rebounds per game.

For Drummond, this is his first time averaging at least 16 rebounds per game, but the second time in his career leading the NBA in rebounding. During the 2015-16 season, Drummond averaged 14.7 rebounds per game.

This wasn’t the type of season that the Pistons were hoping for but with Reggie Jackson, Blake Griffin and Drummond to build around, the future sure does look bright.

Drummond also added 15 points and three assists per game. He shot 52.9 percent from the field and 60.5 percent from the free throw line.

He has talked about adding more of a jump shot this offseason and if he was able to add that with some consistency, that would really improve his game and open the floor for the rest of the Pistons scorers. The future sure does look bright for the Pistons and their fans.