Andre Drummond was not too happy when he found out he was not selected as a 2018 NBA All-star. In fact, he even took to Twitter to show his displeasure.
But that was then and this is now and thanks to a John Wall injury, Drummond is now an All-Star for the second time in his career.
“Pistons center Andre Drummond has been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Wizards guard John Wall on Team LeBron in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.”
Andre Drummond just announced as John Wall’s All-Star replacement
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) January 31, 2018
So far in 46 games this season, Drummond is averaging 14.7 points, 15.1 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.4 blocks.
Motown takes Clippers’ identity, but did they win the trade?
The Detroit Pistons have just swung for the fences by sending their two leading scorers; Tobias Harris (18.1 ppg) and Avery Bradley (15 ppg), along with Boban Marjanovich, a 2018 1st round pick, and 2019 2nd round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers for Blake Griffin, Brice Johnson, and Willie Reed. And while the addition of a 5-time All-Star who can dunk with the best of them and drop 20+ points per game is certainly eye-popping, the amount given is also head-scratching. So… Who won this trade? Let’s break it down for you.
The Pros and Cons of Blake Griffin
Let’s start with the good, Blake Griffin is a proven scorer. I mean, a PROVEN scorer. Blake’s career average of 21.6 points already vaults him near the top of the Pistons’ all-time leading scorers list. The last Detroit Piston to average more than 20 per game was Jerry Stackhouse. In his last game as a Clipper, Griffin dropped 27 points, pulled down 12 rebounds, and dished out seven assists. In fact, he averages over four assists per game for his career, which is another pro, he can pass as well. And while averaging almost 10 rebounds per game for his career, his rebounding is attractive as well, as Detroit is currently 22nd in the NBA in rebounding.
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