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Drummond Fine With Limited Playing Time

Andre Drummond expressed no dissatisfaction with the 18.8-minute average he has compiled so far this season.

"I feel the way they've brought me along has been fine," Drummond said. "They could've easily slid me into the rotation. They've given me minutes here and there and it's great they're doing that.

"I'm starting to learn more every time I'm out there and it makes me work that much harder."

Drummond is averaging 6.9 points on 57.1 percent shooting and ranks second on the team in rebounding (7.0) behind Greg Monroe (8.8).

"Coach (Lawrence Frank) knows best, how to get the best from all his players," Drummond said.

"He knew I wasn't ready to play 30 minutes a night, I had to work. He had me at 16 to 18 (minutes). He knows what he's doing. I trust his system."

Via Vincent Goodwill/Detroit News

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