AUBURN HILLS, Mich.– The NBA announced today that Detroit Pistons center Ander Drummond has been named Eastern Conference player of the week.
Drummond led the Pistons to a 3-0 week by averaging 22.3 points (67% FG), 18.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.3 steals per game. He recorded 15-plus points and 15-plus rebounds in each game, including 31 points and 15 rebounds vs. Minnesota (3/6) and his league-leading 11th 20/20 game of the season with 20 points and 24 rebounds at Chicago (3/8). Drummond recorded 20 points (6-7 FG, 8-10 FTs) and eight rebounds in the second half to lead the Pistons to a win after a 16-point deficit vs. Minnesota (3/6). He then scored 14 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the second half at Chicago (3/8) to help the Pistons win after trailing by as many as 21 points. He outrebounded the Bulls 18-14 in the second half.
Drummond, the NBA’s leader in rebounds per game (15.2) and double-doubles (54), has helped the Pistons to wins in 12 of their last 14 games, including five straight wins, which is currently the most in the Eastern Conference.