Andre Drummond thread

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  1. BillLaimbeer

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    He's going to have all the balls he wants at FT line whenever Hack-A-Drummond time.
     
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    So you are telling me that Mason Plumlee is out playing Dre?

    ESPN: Drummond looks like odd man out for Team USA - Detroit Bad Boys

    "When Team USA practices resume in Chicago, Drummond will find himself needing to play catch-up to Cousins and Plumlee. Coach K is likely to take only two extra centers behind Davis, and Drummond, for all of his rebounding gifts at age 20, is a distinct No. 3 in that race after a lackluster week in Vegas."

    I would love for him to get that extra international play as well as gain more experience playing with some good NBA pros. But if he doesn't make it, he needs to be immediately enrolled into private Free throw camp to improve that part of his game.
     
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    As much as I love Andre Drummond, he still has a long way to go to become a skilled basketball player.

    I have faith in the kid.
     
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    Coach K in love with his own kids again.... but the snub might be another chip on the shoulder for Andre to use for motivation....
     
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    Coach K should take a lot of heat if he picks Plumlee over Dre. That is just not right.
     
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    Rumor is that Coach K might take Plumlee over Drummond and Cousins per NumberFire. Keep only 2 Centers.

    Coach K may look to keep Kyrie Irving (former Dukey) over Damian Lillard who are very similar players.
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks "who the heck is Mason Plumlee?" The dude averaged 7.7pts 4.1rebs in his rookie year. Why would anyone choose him over either Cousins or Drummond?
     
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    The important thing to note in his bio.... his college. That's as far as you need to look.
     
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    That would be sad...kinda like letting JV start in the all-star game this year.
     
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    not the best player but the best fit?
     
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    Has to be a gift for Plumlee. The back-up center will never play, as the "true" back-up center is the PF that isn't playing PF as there will be only small ball being used.
     
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    Looks like Drummond is ranking at 15 of 15 players for the USA FIBA team per ESPN.

    I honestly think this would be a bad idea for the USA to cut Drummond loose and keep this Plumlee guy as the backup center.

    Considering the biggest threat is the Spanish who have three huge bigs in the Gasol brothers and Ibaka, as well as, very capable guards in Ricky Rubio, Jose Calderon, and Rudy Fernandez; it would only seem necessary to keep a defensive big to play when Davis needs a break. I am not sure going small would work, even with four point guards, potentially on the roster.

    This year kind of reminds me of the 2002 FIBA/2004 Olympic flop many years back. A lot of the top tier players opting out of competing and other superstars with injuries. A lot of egos that may not mesh well together.

    I think it might be fun to watch these games, as I don't think it will be a blowout. Even if Drummond doesn't get picked, I think the USA will struggle to mesh together and cause a lot of games to be closer than previously imagined.
     
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    He waited until after the first rounds of cuts to withdraw because he needed rest? He would have gotten even more rest if he withdrew at the same time as the other stars.
     
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    If Davis gets hurt.... who do you trust more with the center mins.... pretty sad that a college tie will decide a roster spot for international play.
     
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    I sorta see this as a recruiting move for Duke. Young players coming out of high school can view keeping Plumblee as "Coach K takes care of his Duke guys".

    If I was an NCAA coach competing for recruits, I might not feel very good about the power that Coach K has by running USA hoops. Its not like Tom Izzo can look a kid in the eye and tell him that if he works hard he'll have an inside track on representing his country in international ball some day.

    ...not a huge deal I guess.
    However, I think that it's pretty obvious that Dre is the far better player.
     
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    He's not putting together an allstar squad. The best player is not necessary the best fit. I can see why he would pick that Plumlee dude over Cousins as a 0-3 MPG guy and Drummonds 27% FT shooting would be a field day for the international coaches since they even hack when they are ahead. Or maybe it's just a Duke conspiracy!
     
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    USA vs. Brazil on ESPN at 9pm EST. Good chance to see Andre in action.
     
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    Drummond not playing at all this game. I am very disappointed in Coach K. I will root for USA to lose if Dre gets cut.
     
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    Cousins was hurt wasn't he? I thought I read that Drummond was even possibly going to start because of that..... my view of coach K has really dropped the last 10 years or so.
     

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