Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by KGREG, Jan 16, 2014.
Drummond is the only Piston I wouldn't consider trading.
I think that Dre will be a go to player in the post. Maybe not Duncan or Shaq, but close. He'll demand double teams in the low post. My brother, you doubted me on this kid coming out of college, and you were wrong. Don't make the same mistake twice.
I was actually thinking about this this morning. Why I wasn't thinking about something more important is a mystery to me. Drummond probably has more appeal in the trade market than Monroe. What would someone give up for him? Worth considering at least. Can you get fair value given his contract numbers?
I don't think that you can since he's worth about $12MM more than he's getting paid. You'd have to pair him with somebody like CV in exchange for a highly paid, but still underpaid stud, + a top 3 draft pick in next year's class. So, you'd probably have to wait until you actually see the draft and who picks them.
Wait, you do realise that when we *max* drummond it's not going to be a veteran max? 5 year $90m is the best he can do with the designated player option and the Derrick Rose rule. And to get that, he is going to need to be an all star or all-nba twice. So even assuming he does this, the absolute maximum that he can be offered is $18m a year. But its unlikely that Drummond will be a two time all star, lets be honest. So that number falls to about $15m a year.
Its not like we are committing $130 odd million over five years to him. Or that stinker of a contract Kobe signed. The worst case scenario is he eats up thirty percent of the salary cap. Leaving, you know, 70% of the salary cap left to sign other players. I reckon we can do ok with that.
Let's hope he doesn't make the all star game. Probably better for his work ethic if he gets snubbed too. Sorry dre!
Dre is still raw and he's playing with his athletic instinct while our expectation is high. But don't forget big body is rare and he's still a kid in his 2nd pro season. I can smell this baby fat came out from my LCD.
Not sure what you're trying to say, but I like it.
could someone just please tell him to shoot underhanded??? As long as he doesn't do that, I'd trade him. Love the numbers, but numbers aren't everything.
He'll lose his street cred. The more ft's you miss, the more people fear you.
I would argue that Drummond has the potential to develop an offensive game. It's not like his feet are cemented to the floor, he actually has very very quick feet for a guy his size.
Did you see this?
You guys wanting to trade Drummond are insane.
I didn't think it was crazy to ask for LeBron ..........
Last night was a perfect example a 20/20 game.....but we lost because in the 4th qtr when you need a bucket you can't give home the ball on the block and let him go to work in the paint. If he never develops the ability to do that then his stats won't translate onto wins unless we pair him with a top tier scorer.
Drummond is having a pretty good year for a 20-year-old center.
Can't or won't give him the ball?
Drummond seems like one of the better offensive players I've seen for someone who has been hit with the project label.
He has good instincts and fluid movements. He doesn't make me wince when he's about to shoot like a Kendrick Perkins.
Is there anyone here who thought Drummond would be this good by now when he was drafted?
Drummond gets great post position a lot and the guards just don't give him the ball. I don't know if they are afraid of his FT shooting or have no trust in his ability to score on the block, but I scream at the TV a lot as they just look away and hoist a jumper or go iso.
I did. I didn't want to say anything at the time.
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