Andre Drummond Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week
Becomes First Piston to Win the Award in Consecutive Weeks
The NBA announced today that Pistons Center Andre Drummond has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from November 2 through November 8. Drummond becomes the first Piston to win the award in consecutive weeks and the first player to win the award in the first two weeks of the season since LeBron James in 2012 with the Miami Heat.
Drummond averaged 22.0 points, 24.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 2.3 steals and shot 69% from the field in leading the Pistons to a 2-1 week including wins at Phoenix (11/6) and at Portland (11/8). He recorded 25 points and a career-high 29 rebounds vs. Indiana (11/3) and scored a season-high 29 points to go with 27 rebounds at Portland. His two 25-point/25-rebound games gave him three for his career which ranks as the most among active players. Only Dwight Howard (2) and Al Jefferson (2) have recorded multiple 25-point/25-rebound games among active players. Drummond, who averaged 8.0 offensive rebounds and 16.3 defensive rebounds for the week, joined Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players in NBA history to record three 20-point/20-rebound games in their first six games of a season.
Drummond, who leads the NBA in rebounding, is the first Piston to record six consecutive double-doubles to start a season since Bill Laimbeer in 1986-87. His 122 rebounds through six games this season, are the most since Dennis Rodman recorded 120 in 1994. His 20.3 points and 20.3 rebounds per game through six games this season are the most by any player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1970-71.
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