Andre Drummond would’ve joined exclusive company had he been named to the 2014 All-Star team, as a 20-year old. Only Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Kevin Garnett, Isiah Thomas and Shaquille O’Neal can lay claim to that title, all surefire Hall-of-Famers. But Drummond will have to wait another year to receive that acclaim, as he wasn’t named as one of the seven Eastern Conference reserves, as selected by the coaches. The reserves were Chicago’s Joakim Noah, Indiana’s Roy Hibbert, Atlanta’s Paul Millsap, Miami’s Chris Bosh, Washington’s John Wall, Toronto’s DeMar DeRozan and Brooklyn’s Joe Johnson. Noah and Hibbert were Drummond’s top competition, and although he had better numbers than those two, the Pacers and Bulls are firmly in playoff position. He’s averaging 12.6 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in his second season. Entering Thursday, the Pistons were one game out of the playoff race, at 18-27.
Pistons' Andre Drummond doesn't get All-Star nod
Detroit News | Jan 31