Andre Drummond is a perfect example of a high-risk, high-reward type pick.
Concluding this list is the player with perhaps the highest amount of potential in the entire draft in Connecticut's Andre Drummond, who averaged a mediocre 10.2 points and 7.7 boards per game in his freshman season with the Huskies.
Drummond has been considered one of the most highly regarded high school player in the nation for years, which is why it was so disappointing to see him be so submissive.
He was soft, lackadaisical and inconsistent. He shot a horrible 29.5 percent from the free-throw line and seemed only capable of scoring off dunk opportunities.
Those are some major red flags.
There is the other side of the 7-footer, however. It's the side that will cause one general manager to potentially put their job in jeopardy and select him.
First, weighing in at 279 pounds, Drummond is a very massive person. But he is extremely athletic and coordinated at the same time and even posted a lane agility time of 10.83 seconds. This placed him in the top three for the event, an "incredible feat" for a center according to DraftExpress.
He was also among the top defensive players in the country last year. Opposing players had difficulties trying to post him up or even get shots up over him. Drummond swatted away an impressive 2.7 blocks while only committing 2.2 fouls per contest. His quickness also allowed him to competently defend the pick-and-roll.
While his ability to hit the defensive glass was an issue, he was much more aggressive in going after boards on the offensive end, pulling down 3.4 offensive rebounds per game.
Drummond is the perfect example of a high-risk, high-reward type player, but I just hope the team that takes the risk on him won't the Cavs.
At least not with the fourth pick.
If the Cavs are unsatisfied with their options when they are on the clock and decide to trade back, at some point he is worth the gamble. And to me, that point is when the aforementioned four players, along with expected top selection Anthony Davis are off the board.
But I feel like Cleveland offers Drummond a situation where he can succeed. The franchise is run by one of the most dedicated front offices in the league who will be sure to get him the right tools necessary for him to reach his potential.
The team also has a great veteran in Varejão to take him under his wing. "Wild Thing" has been around the league for a while and has earned the reputation of a great teammate and energy player. If he can't motivate Drummond, then nobody can.
Drummond would also be a good fit next to Irving. With his mobility and ability to finish strong at the rim, he could be a perfect pick-and-roll partner for him. And if he reaches his potential, the two could be a scary duo together for many years to come.
That's a gigantic if, however, one that is far too large for comfort.
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