When Andre Drummond was first diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back, the timetable for his return was four to six weeks.
It’s now been four weeks, but there is no update as to when Drummond will return.
“I’ll be honest with you, I really can’t answer that question only because I don’t know,” Pistons assistant coach Brian Hill said when asked if he thought it would be close to six weeks now. “I know Andre is doing a lot of stuff with Arnie Kander, our strength and conditioning coach.
“We literally have had no discussion what so ever as to any type of a timetable of when he might be back. I just leave that entirely up to Arnie to say how things are going and when we might see him. But so far we haven’t had that discussion.”
I would love to see Andre Drummond play more this season, but the Pistons shouldn’t rush him back. At least his absence comes with the consolation prize of more lottery combinations.