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Drummond has already showcased a bit of the athleticism that made him the No. 9 overall pick in this year's draft.
Averages: 17.8 mpg, 10.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.2 bpg, .690 FG%
Top Game: 25 mins, 19 pts, 10 rebs, 2.0 blks, 9-13 shooting (against the Milwaukee Bucks)
Here are some phrases used to describe Andre Drummond in his Draftexpress.com profile:
"Rarely looked like he actually wanted the ball"
"Ineffective in post-up situations"
"Doesn’t appear to be going 100 percent at times"
Now that’s what you want to hear about your top 10 pick, right?
The Detroit Pistons felt like Drummond would be a perfect fit next to power forward Greg Monroe, so they grabbed him at No. 9 overall. But more than a few people were already writing him off as a bust.
Obviously we’re years away from seeing how Drummond’s NBA career shakes out, but it’s definitely started with off a bang.
The most important thing to take away from Drummond's preseason is that he's playing hard.
That was the scariest knock on him. All the athleticism in the world doesn't matter if a player isn't willing to put in the work on and off the court.
Luckily, Drummond looks like he’s giving his all out there. And it looks awesome.
Drummond might be one of three players (along with LeBron James and Dwight Howard) who are athletically overwhelming. Look at this play. A center who can do that can do anything.
Drummond still has many flaws—he leaves his feet too often on defense and doesnt have a steady offensive game. But he’s playing hard and is already making it tough for head coach Lawrence Frank to keep him off the court.
It really doesn't get much better than that for the Pistons.