Andre Drummond thread

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    Rodman is working on #3 now.....after earlier success on the other 2...........
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    Centers don't have post moves any more. Drummond seems like a great one on one defender at his position from what I've seen. He stays out of foul trouble too, which means that he's not leaving his feet unnecessarily.

    He has the quickness and hops of some of the nastiest defenders, but with more bulk.
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    Drummond would be a good red zone receiver for the jump ball passes. Wouldn't even really have to run a pattern.
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    Just been spending time rewatching some of the summer league. In that fifth game, twice Drummond found himself on the perimeter, either at or just inside the 3 line with the shot running down. Both times, he swished a jumper. Form looked great. Further, well, he is 9-12 on free throws in the preseason so far. Who knows, the whole idea that we have to unclog the lane by having outside shooters in with our front line - maybe our front line has enough shooting talent. Smith has been hitting his 3's when they slack off him. Monroe does not look too bad on the midranger, and Drummond just might be more talented at shooting than we give him credit for.

    Plus he hit a 10 foot hook shot over Lopez last game. Now, if his first games with us last season, he showed some promise as far as his post game - but we simply did not play him enough nor emphasize his inside game enough (other than alley oops for dunks that is) to ever improve him on that. Indeed, what promise he had showed early, it was just lost as the season went on. Not to mention his free throw shooting never went anywhere.

    Well, no real reason for this post beyond trying to get some excitement going about the upcoming season. Regardless of who we use at guard, our front line is going to score, and be very, very fun to watch. They all 3 can score around the basket, often with spectacular dunks, pass the ball well, and in two cases (Smith and Drummond) defend very well. (Plus we got Mitchell who can come in and continue the dunking theme)

    One more thought, so many times, Drummond has stolen the ball from a guard, dribbled the ball down to the hoop and dunked. Seeing it again, still can't believe it. I imagine the schedulers are going to wise up real soon as to how exciting this team is with a player like Drummond to watch especially and get us a lot more national games.
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    Andre has Vine all figured out.
    Dudes got some skills on that social media platform!
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    I'm more worried about his mental makeup after reading that than before. While it causes problems, guys his age who are tough are seeking independence.
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    That's what happens when you put an all-star in the rising stars game.

    I was thinking earlier today about how Drummond is just about the rebound leader in the NBA while playing with Monroe and Smith on the court at the same time. He must be the best rebounder if you adjust for the amount of rebounds that he is sharing with our oversized roster. On the other hand, Smith does give him a lot of offensive rebound opps...
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    He was a man amongst boys out there.

    I liked seeing him cuss out the refs at the end of the half.
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    I'm guessing that on many NBA forums folks are devising trades that work on the trade machine...that involve dumping their bad players for Andre Drummond.
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    I'm down with that. Andre's no Wilt Chamberlain.
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