Looks like the Detroit Pistons got some additional good news. They’ve already had a pretty good week after trading for Blake Griffin, and now it appears his frontcourt pal Andre Drummond will be an All-Star.
The NBA announced on Tuesday that Drummond, who is having a career year for the Pistons, would replace injured Washington Wizards star John Wall during the 2018 All-Star Game on Feb. 18.
Wall is likely to miss up to two months for the flagging Wizards with what is being described as a “clean up” on his knee.
Drummond is averaging 14.7 points and 15.1 rebounds per-game. He leads the league in rebounding, and Drummond is the NBA’s leader in rebound percentage, defensive win shares, and defensive box plus-minus. He’s certainly a solid choice, although other players like Chris Paul, Kemba Walker, and Lou Williams were likely considered.
Meanwhile, a few other stars who seemingly wanted that spot took to Twitter to voice their reaction to Drummond’s ascension to the All-Star Game.
Good for Drummond. He deserves to be there and at this point, outside of most of the starters the All-Star rosters are a complete crapshoot.