Andre Drummond reportedly would have started for Pistons if not for injury


Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

"If Drummond had not gotten hurt against the Lakers, he would’ve started against the Nets the following Wednesday"

If true, this report is encouraging. Andre Drummond should have become a starter by now, and apparently Lawrence Frank recognized that. But it’s easier for Frank or whoever gave Goodwill this information to say it now that the Pistons don’t have to follow through on it. Repeatedly, Frank has talked about playing Drummond more, playing Drummond and Greg Monroe together more, etc., and taken longer to actually do it.

Perhaps, Drummond would have started against the Nets last Wednesday if healthy, but my measuring stick hasn’t changed. Drummond will become a starter when he actually starts, not when the Pistons say he would have started.