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Andre Drummond and Alex Len both flashed their huge potential in limited doses. This potential stems from their elite physical tools for the NBA interior; however, neither of them dominated consistently at the college level.
Despite his upside, Drummond slipped to No. 9 in the 2012 draft after some questioned his killer instinct and basketball skill set.
Coincidentally, Len gets grilled for the same issue. Despite his 7'1'' size, ridiculous wingspan and fluid athleticism, Len would end up going five-minute stretches without ever seeing a touch.
Some games he'd finish with a couple of dunks that come off dump-offs, but Len rarely fought for position and called for the ball.
Every so often both Len and Drummond would tap into their physical tools and use them to their advantage.
But not often enough.
Drummond was considered a potential No. 1 overall pick before he slipped toward the back of the lottery. And after putting up 23 and 12 on Nerlens Noel on opening night, Len's hopes of going No. 1 also faded down the stretch.
Like Drummond, Len is now projected to go in that No. 8 to No. 11 range.