Andre Drummond thread

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  1. Laimbrane

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    Sortable 82games "Simple Ratings" for NBA Players

    Out of 178 players in the NBA, Ibaka is 37th in opponent production (5th amongst PF/Cs behind Marion, Howard, Chandler, and Bynum), and 22nd in net production. He also lead the league in blocks (more than 1.5 ahead of the next guy). Whether it's the psychological impact or not, he's an important defensive presence.

    You're right in one regard, though - he's not a great defensive center. His natural position is power forward, where he played about 95% of the time he was on the court.
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    Plus, Corey Maggette wants to be Drummond's mentor...so he's got that going for him, too.
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    I'd much rather have a 2nd round rookie like Ken English look after Dre Drummond than Corey freaking Maggette.
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    Who is going to look after Stuckey?
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    He'll get hum rolling in this league............
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    Raja Bell can look after Stuckey after we trade him to Utah for Paul Millsap.
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    Andre won't lack for guidance, that's for sure.
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    A Brahma bull with quick hands. Nice metaphor.
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    So he's a hybrid of JMax & Rodney White?
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    No. Shooting is not "brahma's" strenght. Athough, bulls might like...khm..hallucinating plants.

    "ritch man's JMax"
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    Oh, he likes to laugh alright: http://instagr.am/p/MyDfUvjYK7/

    Andre says he's 285.
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    I've heard about Drums rebounding and blocking but I didn't know he could handle the ball like Rondo, shoot like Allen, pass like Nash, steal like Paul, drive to the rim like James and dunk like Griffin. He may already be the best player in the L.
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    People knock the kid for disappearing at times or not always dominating or being lost on the court. The dude was toying with other people until he got to college. with Calhoun having health issues, he probably could have had a better environment but last year was probably the first year he was really challenged. So he hits the learning curve with all eyes on him and is underwhelming. There's a very good chance that he's not the lazy but somehow freakishly athletic player most thought he was.
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    UConn just had an awful year last year as a program in all facets. Makes me wonder how would he have fared had he went to Kentucky, Calhoun is brilliant at maximizing the one and done'ers; and while I'm record for not being a big Andre Drummond fan, I can't help but be excited.
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    I'm not thrilled with the choice...........as it was one we had to make.
    Kinda like choosing between brussel sprouts and lima beans.
    But I'm kinda excited about the possibility of Drummond.
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    From I read somewhere there were also team chemistry issues, and that also turned him off... remember he was planning on going to another year of prep school till a last moment change of mind. I don't get him being lazy as not being in the best envirement to excel. I hope we give that to him this year and going forward.
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    I just can't imagine other ultra athletic centers at that age who would have no look behind the back passes, a touchy baseline jumper over the backboard, and multiple instances of leading the fast break under control. And of course all of that is a sideshow to his relentless dunking.

    If he was the 2nd pick in the draft it would have seemed totally reasonable to me.

    His offensive game really does resemble Amare. Hopefully his D is way better.
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