Rob Mahoney, who writes for the New York Times and ESPN’s TrueHoop Network among other places, recently evaluated the Summer League performances of the top 10 picks from this year’s draft for the Court Vision blog. Here is Mahoney on Andre Drummond:
The term “project” has been applied frequently to Drummond, and it’s not hard to see why. The Pistons’ prospect center plays like a player still trying to understand his own body, untangling his limbs and feeling his way into best placement.
Committed instruction will do him a ton of good, and though it’s tough to more fully evaluate Drummond given that the Pistons opted to participate in the more limited (and less talented) Orlando Summer League rather than make the trip out to Las Vegas, there’s still plenty to be excited about.
We’ve practically been conditioned to expect all athletic center prospects to fail, but that doesn’t make Drummond’s potential any less tantalizing, or the idea of pairing him with Greg Monroe in a dream frontcourt any less intoxicating.
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