With Reggie Jackson playing well, the Cleveland Cavaliers dusted off an old strategy for the Detroit Pistons. In Monday night’s 116-88 victory, the Cavs blitzed Jackson pick-and-rolls, forcing Jackson to move the basketball. Jackson was reluctant to get off the ball early in the 2016 first-round playoff series against the eventual champions. But Jackson found the open man Monday, which was often center Andre Drummond. But instead of attacking the basket, Drummond frequently tried to find open teammates. The result was overpassing as Drummond committed six turnovers, continuing a disturbing trend. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has emphasized Drummond’s ball skills this season, but when teams double-team Jackson, Van Gundy wants the center to be offensive-minded. “I thought Andre was looking to pass too much,” Van Gundy said after Wednesday’s practice.
Pistons center Andre Drummond must fight being too 'unselfish'
Detroit Free Press | Nov 23