If you’re reading this, it’s too late. Andre Drummond is no longer with the Detroit Pistons — and it’s time to reminisce.
The Detroit Pistons showed they’re moving forward as a franchise when they traded longtime center Andre Drummond to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Despite the lackluster return, the Pistons showed they were not willing to risk losing Drummond for nothing in the 2020 offseason — a smart business decision.
However, it doesn’t make parting with a franchise player any easier.
Drummond began his career in Detroit with high expectations. The Pistons selected the University of Connecticut product with the 9th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
He improved every year despite playing for mediocre teams and only making two playoff series appearances.
Drummond finished his tenure in Detroit with career averages of 14.4 points and 13.9 rebounds per game — averaging career-highs in points (17.8) and steals (2) in the first half of the 2019-20 season.
He grew up in front of Pistons fans. Many of those fans grew up with him — never knowing their team without big No. 0.
He was often the subject of divisiveness among fans but ultimately, he provided us with such impactful memories both on and off the court.
Here we’ll reminisce on Drummond’s best games in Detroit, and his best moments off the court.