Reports about the Detroit Pistons roster movement in the offseason is taking headlines in the news today. There are speculations that they are making some big trades this summer and allegedly that it involves one of their superstar Andre Drummond. Are the Pistons ready to shift their prized center?
The Detroit Pistons are fighting for their season right now. With only five games remaining on their schedule, they currently holding the eleventh spot of the Eastern Conference standing with a 35-42 win-loss record. It is imperative to win those games and hopes that other teams like the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets lose some games.
The Detroit Pistons have lost eight out their last ten games and their remaining schedule is against playoff bound teams. With their road going to the postseason seems to be fading, a roster change this summer is a sure thing. And, latest news is already pointing to Andre Drummond as a trade piece on a possible deal this offseason.
According to Sir Charles In Charge, the Detroit Pistons might ponder of rebuilding their roster and Andre Drummond could be a centerpiece of a trade deal. Many observed that Drummond is playing inconsistently the past few games which seem to be one of the reasons for the Pistons' recent struggles. His numbers slightly drop from last season and it appears to be not improving at all.
In their last ten games, Andre Drummond is just averaging 8.7 points and 14.5 rebounds far from what he's been contributing to the Detroit Pistons the whole season. And now, recent reports are again linking him to Boston Celtics as his possible next destination next season.
Last month, the Boston Celtics have asked the availability of the Andre Drummond to the Detroit Pistons before the trade deadline. The Celtics are said to be willing to give up Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson and the Brooklyn's 2017 first-round pick, however, Pistons president of basketball operations and head coach Stan Van Gundy blasted the rumored deal and said that they are not open of trading Drummond.
But with a losing season, will the Detroit Pistons and coach Stan Van Gundy reconsider the proposal of the Boston Celtics for Andre Drummond?