One of the biggest concerns surrounding Pistons rookie big man Andre Drummond was his work ethic and whether or not he will want to succeed at the NBA level. However according to Keith Langlois at Pistons.com, longtime Pistons strength and conditioning mastermind Arnie Kander has been impressed by Drummond’s work ethic thus far.
“What an incredibly attentive young man,” Kander said. “You ask him, ‘Andre, what did we talk about yesterday?’ He’ll repeat it, verbatim. He’s really taking it in, taking it home with him.”
Kander though wants Drummond to continue to work on his upper body strength but admits his athleticism is topnotch.
“He’s got a very elegant stride, beautiful mechanics,” Kander said. “Good running technique, head locked in. When he runs, he’s not bobbing back and forth. He’s very mechanically efficient. He stops quickly, transitions. He’s quick laterally. He doesn’t compensate or tip or lean, which a lot of bigs do. A lot of the bad habits you have to break,