Andre Drummond's return to Friday night's game against the Raptors isn't yet official, but that's only because Lawrence Frank is playfully treating it like a matter of national security. "He looked good, every day just build him up," Frank said. "I don't know if it's an announcement. I'll have to consult the powers that be, the United Nations, the President of the United States, I don't know." Drummond's stress fracture is completely healed, and the 19-year-old rookie played class clown at Thursday's practice, photobombing Will Bynum and Greg Monroe during on-camera interviews. "He's moving well, obviously we're practicing with contact and hasn't had any problems," said Monroe, who's been practicing with Drummond on scrimmages as opposed to against him. "It's up to Arnie and the coaching staff to see that he's ready. Physically, for sure. He's definitely playing above the rim and moving around very well. It looks fully healed, doing everything he did before he got hurt." Drummond's return has been anticipated since it was announced he would miss four-to-six weeks with a stress fracture in his lower back. Twenty-two games he's sat on the sidelines, but the final 10 games of the season could be a display of what's to come as he matures.
Andre Drummond set to return for Pistons, though Lawrence Frank remains coy
Detroit News | Mar 29