Yeah. I think it’s time we say it.
The Andre Drummond era in Detroit is coming to an ugly end. Amidst all the trade rumors, it’s incredibly hard to see a player who has given so much to the city of Detroit spend his last days in pure frustration. With an ejection in what was a 108-99 loss to the sweeping Chicago Bulls, Andre seemed to hit his last straw. To whatever team that might trade for Andre’s services, you better treat him well.
Let’s just get this over with. Here are three observations from last night’s loss to Chicago.
It’s becoming clear that this team is crashing hard amidst all the losses. That became extremely clear after Andre threw the ball at the back of Daniel Gafford’s head following a bucket from the Bulls center. Admittedly, it was hilarious.
What wasn’t hilarious was the fact that the Pistons’ star was ejected for this action. To make matters even worse, Drummond ripped his jersey out of frustration after the game. Fans can cheer all they want for a rebuild and a new era, but any fan should be able to admit that it’s hard to see Andre go out like this.
At Least We Have Christian
Frustrations aside, at least Christian Wood had a good game! The forward put up an Andre-esque 17 points and a career-high 14 boards. As frustrating as the season has been, it’s been nice to see Wood play well in these games.
With an Andre trade seeming more and more imminent, at least we can look forward to seeing more minutes out of C-Wood. (Dwayne you better not play Thon more)
Turnovers Keep Stealing Away Wins
Name a more iconic duo than the 2020 Pistons and turnovers. You can’t. Turnovers have plagued this team game-in and game-out. Despite the Bulls having 17 turnovers to the Pistons’ 16, there’s no way for this team to win games when they go TO-for-TO. It’s not winning basketball.
Frankly, the Pistons just aren’t winning basketball.
The Pistons (14-26) will host the Pelicans (14-26) on Monday. Let’s hope Andre has a better time.
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