Drummond logs 4th straight 20-rebound game in defeat
Andre Drummond's historic start to the 2019-20 campaign continued in a losing effort against the Washington Wizards on Monday.
The Pistons center recorded 24 rebounds in Detroit's 115-99 loss, becoming the first player since Ben Wallace in 2003 to record 20-plus rebounds in four or more consecutive games.
|Player||Consecutive 20-Rebound Games (Year)|
|Dennis Rodman||7 (1995)|
|Dennis Rodman||7 (1992)|
|Ben Wallace||5 (2003)|
|Dennis Rodman||5 (1993)|
|Kevin Willis||5 (1991)|
|Dennis Rodman||5 (1992)|
|Kevin Willis||4 (1992)|
|Dennis Rodman||4 (1992)|
|Andre Drummond||4 (2019)|
Drummond is averaging 19.4 rebounds through eight appearances. If that holds up, Drummond's per-game rebounding average would be the highest over a full season since Wilt Chamberlain averaged 19.17 boards in 1971-72.
His production has come with frontcourt partner Blake Griffin sidelined with hamstring and knee soreness. The center's numbers could take a slight dip when Griffin, who's inching closer to his season debut, returns.
Drummond is in the final season of a five-year, $127.2-million contract with Detroit that includes a $28.8-million player option for 2020-21. However, the big man said in August that he'll be a free agent next summer.