You could argue that the most exciting Pistons coming off the bench are rookie center Andre Drummond and veteran point guard Will Bynum.
Both bring their own brand of energy and enthusiasm: Drummond with his shot-blocking and dunks, Bynum with his ability to score in bunches when he’s hot.
They also have developed their own exciting play in which Bynum repeatedly feeds the 6-foot-10 high-riser for lob dunks, energizing the crowd and their teammates.
Drummond said the chemistry with Bynum was easy.
“When I first got here he just knew I was an athletic person who could jump,” Drummond said. “He never had a big man who could leave the floor as quick as I do. We just kind of messed around with it during practice. One day we said, ‘You know what, this could be our scheme.’ We kept doing it, and we kind of perfected it and got better at it. Now it’s one of the main things we do on the floor.
“It gives us a different look. Not only can we get into the post and have Greg (Monroe) score, but we can take flight on teams, too.”
Drummond appears to be a lock to make the rookie-sophomore All-Star Game in Houston next month.
He scored nine points in Saturday night’s 90-87 loss to Utah and is shooting 59.7% from the field.
Drummond, 19, has all the makings of being the Pistons’ best player and one of the top big men in the Eastern Conference before he turns 22.
“He’s making strides,” coach Lawrence Frank said of Drummond and his ability to screen in the pick-and-roll with Bynum.