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Andre Drummond hasn’t been having the best rookie season, but he has a lot of potential. The Toronto Raptors could have definitely used him, as a tag-team of him and Jonas Valanciunas would be scary if they’re developed right in their respective rookie seasons.
The Detroit Pistons should consider starting Drummond, since he’s doing very well off-the-bench. According to the Big Lead, Drummond is currently averaging about 15 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks per game in his 36-minute averages.
The 6-11 center made his big break recently when he dropped 20 points and eight rebounds on the Oklahoma City Thunder in 20 minutes. He’s only averaging 15 minutes per game, though.
Drummond is crazy athletic and was considered a top-five pick in the NBA Draft, but he fell all the way to No. 9. However, the Raptors had a good chance at drafting him as they had the eighth, but general manager Bryan Colangelo gave his reasons why.
“Picking eighth, I passed on somebody I consider a top-five talent in the draft because we felt like he didn’t have the right mental makeup,” Colangelo told the Star. “I passed on someone we thought was a top-three physical specimen because we felt he wasn’t the right fit for our team and didn’t have the right mental makeup.”
It’s interesting to say, but the Raptors could definitely use him. They are at the bottom of the league in rebounds and blocks-per-game. Their defense isn’t all that impressive and having Drummond could have definitely helped them.
Instead, they went high for Terrence Ross and threw a massive contract at Landry Fields in hoping to have Steve Nash come aboard. They need to stop doing this project with Andrea Bargnani, as he’s basically a seven-footer who can’t rebound and just shoots jumpers.
Saying Drummond can’t be the right fit is just preposterous. Come on Colangelo.
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