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Old 01-30-2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default Andre Drummond stepping up for Pistons

Here's some good news for fantasy owners who've been drooling over Andre Drummond's per-36 minute stats: You'll see plenty more of the dynamic rookie from here forward.

No, Detroit Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank won't be putting the 19-year-old in his starting lineup anytime soon. However, the Pistons have just entered a brutal stretch of their schedule. Starting with their Jan. 17 game in London against the New York Knicks, the Pistons will play 30 times in a span of 60 days through March 17. And starting with Tuesday's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Pistons have 10 games in the 16 days leading up to the NBA All-Star break.

So, as a fantasy owner, Drummond being limited to 20-25 minutes a night isn't that concerning in the short-term. He'll still be playing basically four times a week.

-- ESPN.com
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