Pistons’ Andre Drummond sets record for most seasons with 1K points and rebounds, 100 blocks and steals
Per the NBA, Drummond has tallied four consecutive seasons with 1,000 points and rebounds and 100 blocks and steals. For the season, the 25-year-old is averaging 17.4 points per game, 15.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks, and 1.7 steals.
👏 @AndreDrummond has now eclipsed 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 100 blocks and 100 steals in the same season for the 4th time in his career, the most such seasons in @NBAHistory (since steals and blocks were first recorded in the 1973-74 season). #DetroitBasketball pic.twitter.com/DtywKzWh4M
— NBA (@NBA) March 17, 2019
He leads the league in rebounds per game. Broken down, he’s also the first in offensive rebounds per game with 5.2. On the defensive end, he snags 10.1 per game for third in the league behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Joel Embiid.
Drummond has been instrumental in the Pistons’ campaign this season. They currently sport a 36-33 record for sixth place in the Eastern Conference. With just a few games remaining, they have a pretty good shot at qualifying for the playoffs.
Together with Blake Griffin, the two have formed a formidable frontcourt. Dwayne Casey, in his first year with the team, has found an effective way to utilize the two big men.
In a way, this season served as a warm-up to test Casey’s system — which has bred significant results. Moving forward, the NBA can only expect the Pistons to get better. In the process, Drummond, too, will enter his prime. Who knows what he has in store for the league?