Andre Drummond has been named to the All-NBA third team, the league announced today. He is joined by Paul George, LaMarcus Aldridge, Klay Thompson and Kyle Lowry . That is some pretty impressive company.
Drummond received 13 first-team votes, 26 second-team votes and 30 third-team votes. It totaled out to 173 points, which led all members of the third team. DeMarcus Cousins was the second-team center and DeAndre Jordan was the first-team center.
This tweet from NBA.com shows the complete results from the voting. The chart is a bit small and difficult to read.
Curry, LeBron, Westbrook, Kawhi, DeAndre lead All-NBA 1st team picks pic.twitter.com/wsU5N9wnQk— NBA.com (@NBAcom) May 26, 2016
Drummond put together an impressive season. He made his first All-Star team and narrowly missed out on starting in the All-Star game for the Eastern Conference. He was also instrumental in the Pistons' first playoff berth since the 2008-09 season.
Dre averaged 16.2 points per game, 14,8 rebounds per game, 1.5 steals per game and 1.4 blocks per game. We all know of his struggles with shooting free throws, where he shot a league-worst 35.5 percent. He also struggled a bit at times defensively. With all of that, he was still the best rebounder in the league and this honor is well-deserved.
This is hopefully the first of many future All-NBA team honors for the 22-year-old.
He is the first member of the Pistons to be named to an All-NBA team since Chauncey Billups in 2006-07. He is the first Pistons draft pick to accomplish the feat since Grant Hill in 1999-2000.
What are your thoughts DBB? Are you surprised by the exclusion of a particular player? Should Andre Drummond have been named to the first or second team? Should he have not made any teams?
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