Andre Drummond Named to All-NBA Third Team
Becomes First Piston Named to All-NBA Team Since 2006-07
The NBA announced today that Detroit Pistons Center Andre Drummond has been named to the 2016 All-NBA Third Team. Drummond becomes the first Piston to be named to an All-NBA team since Chauncey Billups was a third-team selection in 2006-07, and the first Pistons draft pick since Grant Hill (second team) in 1999-00.
An NBA All-Star for the first time in 2016, Drummond appeared in 81 games and averaged a career-high 16.2 points, career and NBA-high 14.8 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks in a career-high 32.9 minutes per game. He also led the NBA in double-doubles (career-high 66), total rebounds (1,198) and offensive rebounds (395) and became the first Piston to record three consecutive seasons with 1,000-plus points, 1,000-plus rebounds and 100-plus blocks. Drummond also recorded a NBA and career-high five games with 20-plus points and 20-plus rebounds and led the NBA with nine 20-plus rebound games and 30 games with 15-plus points and 15-plus rebounds.
The balloting was tabulated by the independent accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP.
Other players receiving votes, with point totals (First Team votes in parentheses): James Harden, Houston, 106; Paul Millsap, Atlanta, 84; Anthony Davis, New Orleans, 76 (1); Al Horford, Atlanta, 76 (2); Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota, 44; DeMar DeRozan, Toronto, 26; Hassan Whiteside, Miami, 24 (1); Isaiah Thomas, Boston, 20; Pau Gasol, Chicago, 16 (2); Jimmy Butler, Chicago, 12; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas, 8; John Wall, Washington, 7; Kemba Walker, Charlotte, 6; Tim Duncan, San Antonio, 3; Gordon Hayward, Utah, 3; Dwight Howard, Houston, 3; Carmelo Anthony, New York, 2; Marc Gasol, Memphis, 2; Andrew Bogut, Golden State, 1; Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers, 1; Brook Lopez, Brooklyn, 1; Tony Parker, San Antonio, 1.
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