Blake Griffin on what makes Andre Drummond special
The two have played less than a season together in Detriot, but Griffin has quickly realized that Drummond is a highly unique talent on the glass, according to Rod Beard of the Detroit News.
#Pistons Griffin on Andre Drummond: "He just gets to rebounds that no one should get to."
— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) July 9, 2018
Through his first six seasons in the league, Drummond has established himself as one of the premier rebounders in the NBA. He is currently averaging 13.0 rebounds per game for his career while is coming off a campaign where he averaged a career-best 16.0 rebounds while bringing in a single-season best 1,247 boards that were second-most in franchise history. He has led the league in rebounding twice, which last season marked the second time in the last three years.
Drummond may be limited offensively, but he has shown to be a tremendous factor on the glass behind his unique ability to haul in rebounds at a high rate. He is also the first Pistons to record five straight seasons with 1,000-plus points and 1,000-plus rebounds. He has joined an exclusive list of players in NBA history to record 1,000-plus points, 1,000-plus rebounds, 100-plus steals and 100-plus blocks more than once in their career with the likes of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Kevin Garnett, Hakeem Olajuwon, Sam Lacey, and David Robinson.
On top of that, he also joined Washington Wizards big man Dwight Howard as the only two players in NBA history to reach this milestone before the age of 25. Drummond has separated himself from the rest of the league in terms of rebounds as there has been no more prolific rebounder in the last six seasons. This ability should help benefit both him and Griffin to become a more formidable frontcourt duo that can lead the Pistons to success next season with eyes towards getting back in the playoff picture.