Detroit Pistons: Top 5 centers the Pistons have taken in the NBA Draft

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Dec 28, 2016; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Greg Monroe (15) looks to drive the ball as Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond defends Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports /

The best centers the Detroit Pistons have ever drafted: Andre Drummond

Like Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond might find that the NBA is going to pass him by pretty soon.

The Pistons drafted Drummond in 2012, just two seasons after drafting Monroe in a misguided attempt to build a team around two slew footed centers as if it were the 1980’s.

Drummond was always a rebounding machine for the Pistons but I was tempted to put him lower on this list just because he only made the playoffs twice in Detroit and never won a game.

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Some of his stats are a bit overrated in my opinion, as Drummond would rack up these 20 rebound games in which half of his boards came off his own misses.

But Andre Drummond was an All-Star twice in his seven years in Detroit and led the league in rebounding three times in that span.

He was never a great defender and his offensive game was mostly offensive to the eye, but you can’t deny the guy put up the rebounding stats.

The problem is that the Detroit Pistons should have never tried to build around him, as Drummond should be nothing more than the 3rd or 4th best player on a good team and probably not even that now.

The Andre Drummond era was a flop when it came to team success but no one can deny that he is one of the best rebounders of all time. It’s just too bad he couldn’t do anything else.