Andre Drummond, in the first minute of the reel above, put all of his wondrous 20-year old talents on display: a quick spin move on the baseline that left a defender on the floor; an effortless, quick-jump dunk; a steal and a block. If you enjoy watching athletic 7-footers dominate, take in the entire three minutes: Drummond runs the floor like a gazelle, has excellent bounce for a man of 270 pounds, quick hands on defense, and will turn away your lazy attempts at the rim inside.
His rebound totals the last three games: 18-19-18. That’s the first time an NBA player has had three straight 18+ rebound games in a decade. Drummond is now averaging 13.5 ppg, 12.8 rpg and he’d be scoring more if he wasn’t shooting an embarrassing 37 percent from the line. Drummond is averaging more steals (2.0) than blocks (1.3).
Reminder: Drummond went 9th in the 2012 draft. The team that picked 4th (Cleveland) is supposedly trying to trade who it drafted (Waiters). The 5th pick (Thomas Robinson) has already been traded twice. The 8th pick (Terrence Ross) has started two games out of 90, and the Raptors defended the pick because he was a shooter … except Ross is shooting poorly.
If we’re re-doing the 2012 draft, does it go Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, Damian Lillard, Harrison Barnes, Bradley Beal?