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Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by webz, Jul 2, 2012.
What are you? A trouble maker? Gores has enough sensitized bouffants to worry about.
Put down the fifty shades of Friedrich.
Pass, you should learn how to multi-quote in one post!
In his first season and early in last season, he had a nice stroke and you could trust him to hit that open jumper - but as the season went on, it seemed he lost confidence in that shot and always put the ball on the floor. I am suprised that it is so low though. I said in another thread that I hope he regains confidence in that shot as he became a lot more predictable when he didn't shoot it.
Last few posts seem to "deliver us from evil".
Hmm... I'll have to come back later after I've thought about how to answer this as snarkily as possible. ;)
Drummond can score. He's got that mid-range jumper in his arsenal already (it took MAX 5 years to develop that shot). He can dunk too which isn't something anyone other than an adrenaline-fueled Bynum seem able to do on the current team. He seems to take that one unnecessary dribble around the basket though. I think his biggest issue in the league will be rebounding. Watching the mix it doesn't look like he hangs on to the ball very strongly and sometimes it looks like he waits for the ball to fall into his hands. This might've worked in college as he's so much bigger than everybody. He's in for a rude awakening in the NBA. Thankfully, he's got the physical gifts to fix this issue. However, I fully expect speedy opposing guards strip the ball away from his hands after he "secured" a rebound, many times in the first half of the season. Still, this guy is exactly the type of player we all have been waiting for. He might be something special. I am very excited to see how this turns out.
He doesn't even need to be "special" for this to be a good pick. If he becomes the next Roy Hibbert or Ty Chandler, I'll be doing backflips!
It lowers my times at bat.
For what it's worth, here are the final Summer Numbers for Andre Drummond and the other guys that were being considered: Henson - 32 mpg, 18 pts, 55%, 7 reb, 1.5 blk Sullinger- 28 mpg, 14 pts, 40%, 8 reb, 1.0 blk Jones III-26 mpg, 12 pts, 44%, 6 reb, 1.5 blk Leonard - 30 mpg, 11 pts, 56%, 8 reb, 1.5 blk Drumm - 24 mpg, 7 pts, 50%, 5 reb, 2.0 blk (Adam Morrison - 30 mpg, 20 pts, 55%, 5 reb, 0.2 blk)
I like what I saw of Drummond. The fact that he has any kind of shot around the hoop is a good thing. He blocked some shots. I like his chances of being a top center. And in the last year, with Knight joining Monroe and now adding Drummond, I think it is reasonable to expect the Pistons to pole vault in maybe two years above that .500 mark. Getting to .500 is not the big thing in the NBA, but getting past it is what most teams can't seem to do. The Pistons are putting themselves in a position to do it.
Andre back in Detroit. (BOT, Stuck, Brandon, and Ken also back, Kyle and Middleton soon according to Silver Tongue) He's apparently back for the rest of the summer. In his own words, on the awesomeness of Arnie Kander: Summer School | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE DETROIT PISTONS
Yea good to see a few things in that article, including moving in with his mum and sister, and hanging out with Jordan Dumars. Hopefully this helps leads to the hard work he needs to put in and really becoming part of Detroit so we see him in the red white and blue for a while.
It's comforting to know that Arnie Kander is changing the players' shooting form.
Also he, Greg and Brandon will be attending Tim Grgurich's camp in Vegas.
How does the boxing glove on the pole help him shoot higher, couldn't he just hold the pole up a little more?
My high school coach used a broom. Every 3rd or 4th shot attempt he'd hit me with it. ...jerk.
It helps him shoot wider.
Responding to something I read in this thread. Maxiell. Had a fine jumper in college. Only Pistons would not let him get off the bench. Now, some players right out of college, sure they need time to adjust. Not Maxiell. We simply did not play him, for no good reason, despite him coming here after a four year college career and having an NBA body to the max. Skills. Use them, or lose them. With Monroe playing a lot last year, it would seem maybe rookies are not only here in Detroit to rot - but yet, the way they treated Daye last season kind of makes me wonder. We got to play the youth. No future is a good future for the Pistons without that. Which is why I am leary of Magette arriving. Another excuse not to establish a small forward behind Prince. What, is it in Prince's contract that he can have no competition for his playing time?
back Lee...it's been awhile....
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