Originally posted on Around the Arc  |  Last updated 8/23/13
Next season, Andre Drummond’s second as a professional will be big for him. It seems cliché to say that someone’s sophomore season is important, as obviously continual development is important for any athlete, especially an NBA center. But for Drummond, who SB Nation recently predictedwould be the league’s third best overall player come 2017, it is time to let the league at large know just how good he can be. With his combination of size, speed, and athleticism, Drummond has the potential to be a franchise-caliber player, and this season will be an excellent opportunity for him to demonstrate what he can do for Detroit (or another franchise for that matter). A back injury cut his rookie season short, and in the 60 games he did play in, he logged only twenty minutes per contest. Still the University of Connecticut product averaged a solid 13 points and 13 boards and almost three blocks per 36 minutes. Not too bad for a rookie considered “raw.”  Image from: Thatnbalotterypick.comOn to...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

DeMarco Murray: Running more plays will mean more chances

Harrison Barnes unreasonably unhappy with Warriors offer

Jerry Jones defends Greg Hardy over controversial comments

Witten, Gronkowski engage in mutual admiration society

Thabo Sefolosha not guilty of nightclub incident charges

Tony Parker hopes to play 20 seasons with San Antonio Spurs


Pagano 'supremely confident' about chances vs. Pats

Nick Saban to Alabama fans: 'Don't have an arrogant attitude'

Kobe on 93rd ranking: ‘Don’t ask me about silly stuff like that’

Boomer Esiason: 49ers have ‘ruined’ Colin Kaepernick

Adrian Beltre ruled out for Game 2 of ALDS with back injury

Parise’s hat trick sparks comeback win in Wild’s opener

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Get to know the four NL playoff teams

Are the Astros the new Royals?

‘Macarena’ used at practice to ready Rams defense for Rodgers

Harbaugh had troubled UM center move in with grandma

Blue Jays surprise nine-year-old fan who lost father to cancer

Name every QB to play in the NFL at the age of 40

Week 5 NFL power rankings

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason

Putin celebrates birthday by scoring seven goals in hockey game

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker