Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond came up just short in the NBA All-Star fan voting but was named to the Eastern Conference squad as a reserve.
For a while it looked like Andre Drummond would be named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a starter through the fan vote. But when he fell short of being in the top three for frontcourt players in the East, it was left in the hands of coaches and fellow players whether or not Drummond would become a first-time All Star.
Despite his troubles at the free throw line, Drummond would have been a huge snub had he been left of the team. Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about talking about that as Drummond was named with the other reserves tonight.
"Jackson’s numbers were a little bit worse than Kemba Walker‘s in scoring and scoring efficiency, and that probably had an impact here, especially with Jackson having Andre Drummond to lob to constantly. Still, Jackson had more team success and you wonder what more he could have done outside of shoot a little better to get in. The Pistons are dangerous and Jackson’s a huge reason why."
But while the Pistons’ current point guard didn’t make the cut, a player sharing a name with a legendary Pistons point guard did. Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas was named a reserve and got a shoutout from former Piston Isiah Thomas on Twitter.
The 2016 NBA All-Star Game will be played in Toronto on Sunday, February 14 at 8:30 p.m. ET and air on TNT.