Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons is second in the league in rebounding behind the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, but he did something in March that Jordan has yet to accomplish.
In fact, no player besides Drummond in the past 17 years has done what he did, in terms of amassing a high number of both offensive and defensive rebounds in a single month.
From Elias: Andre Drummond pulled down 13 rebounds in the Pistons’ victory over the Hawks – six on offense and seven on defense. That gave Drummond 102 offensive rebounds and 122 defensive rebounds this March. The only other 100/100 calendar month of that kind in the NBA over the last 17 seasons was by Drummond himself in December 2013 (102/119). Aside from Drummond, the last NBA player to record at least 100 rebounds on each side of the court in a calendar month was Jayson Williams for the Nets in January 1998.
Often times feats like these can seem arbitrary, especially when setting nice round numbers like 100 as a threshold to surpass. But Drummond’s ability to haul down so many rebounds on the offensive floor is impressive, and something which deserves to be noticed.
Drummond leads the league in total number of offensive rebounds, and has grabbed 34 more than Jordan has, while playing in one fewer game and averaging 4.2 fewer minutes per contest on the season.