The Detroit Pistons carved out a win against the streaking Houston Rockets, Friday night. Pistons head coach Dwane Casey emphasizes one positive factor that game and says that Andre Drummond was at his most disciplined versus the Rockets.
James Edwards III of The Athletic tweeted out Casey’s positive comment on his All-Star center.
Dwane Casey said that was the most "disciplined" he's ever seen Andre Drummond. "That was the best, tonight, that he's been."
— James L. Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) November 24, 2018
Drummond came through with another impressive double-double of 23 points and 20 rebounds. He was special on the defensive end as he racked up 5 blocks and 3 steals. Drummond anchored a stellar Pistons’ defense on their way to a 9-7 win-loss card.
Drummond, 25, is sporting career-highs in both points and rebounds this season. The 6-foot-11 Connecticut product is averaging a stellar stat line of 19.5 points, 16.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game. Many thought that with Drummond’s production will decrease with Blake Griffin on board. Obviously, that’s not the case this year.
Teammate Stanley Johnson even chimed in that Drummond’s approach to the game feels positively different this year.
Via Ron Beard of The Detroit News:
“He’s making his way up to superstar — there’s no other way to say it. There are tiers of stars and superstars and ultra-stars,” forward Stanley Johnson said. “He’s moving up the ladder and trying to take the steps to make sure he gets to that point in his career. You can tell by his actions and the way he goes about things.”
With two All-Star appearances on his belt, Drummond is determined to take the Pistons to greater heights. Since entering the league in 2012, the Pistons haven’t had any playoff success. Drummond will look to change that this year.