But upon examining the numbers, with a little help from Elias, Detroit Pistons’ 2nd year big man Andre Drummond has had a marvelous season when it comes to crashing the boards, becoming the 2nd player since Jayson Williams of the Nets back in ’97-98, to grab more than 425 offensive boards in a season.
His amazing total of 426 offensive rebounds is more than 100 more than 2nd place DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers, who has reeled in 322 offensive boards.
But his amazing work cleaning the glass extends far beyond just offensive rebounds as no NBA player has had a season with as many offensive rebounds as Drummond, coupled with at least 1000 total rebounds, since Dennis Rodman did that with the Spurs in 1993-94.
Keeping in mind that Drummond is still all of 20 years old and just 3+ years removed from high school, he could be en route to quite the NBA career and should be the Pistons’ franchise player going forward.
This year alone, he set the NBA Rising Stars Challenge record, grabbing 25 rebounds to go along with 30 points to earn MVP, as well as setting a new career high 26 rebounds on more than one occasion.
Is Andre Drummond the NBA’s best rebounder since Dennis Rodman?
Allen Moll has been a lifelong NBA and NCAA College Basketball fan who watches and studies games religiously, and coaches youth basketball in his native Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania. Allen has also provided content to Bleacherreport.com, Upperdeckblog.com, Cleveland.com, CSN Philly.com, Buckets Magazine, in addition to being a tenured NBA and NCAA columnist for TheHoopDoctors.com.