Andre Drummond Will Erase the Darko Milicic Pick

by | Oct 28, 2012 | 11 comments

Yes, I said it and don’t you forget it.  Andre Drummond will erase Darko Milicic from the minds of Pistons fans.

He hasn’t played a single official NBA game, but by the looks of things “Andre The Giant” is going to make every team that passed him up cringe when they go up against him.

If you’re like me you enjoy the preseason to get a chance to see what the new kids on the block can do.  Drummond has done nothing but impress in my eyes.  Take for instance Friday night’s game against the Hawks when he went up against one of my favorite non Pistons Al Horford.  Al tried take advantage of Andre, but when Horford when up for his shot, Drummond swatted it away like it was nothing more than his little sister trowing a wiffle ball his way.

Drummond played  just 16.5 minutes per game in the preseason, but still managed to average 9 points, 5.9 rebounds per game and 1.4 blocked shots.

He’s going to have to work on his foul trouble and will have to put in more work at the line that all of the Pistons combined, but right now the sky is the limit for Drummond.

I made a bet that’s a sure lock about Andre.  I said he’d be starting by January, but right now I think it may be much sooner than that.  Even this quote from Lawrence Frank seems to confirm it.

Lawrence Frank: “People say development — well that means playing time, to me development is always based on merit because the worst thing – you can look at it with a exception of a couple guys — guys who don’t get it based on merit, it usually doesn’t play out real well for them. Guys that get it based on merit, they understand the process. To me, whether you are young or old, it has to be based on merit.”

“He is a sponge,” Frank added. “He soaks it all up. It is one of his greatest traits. He is a very, very willing learner. He is a fun guy to coach.”

“He is still 19 and still a rookie, but he is picking up everything they are trying to help him (with),” Monroe said. “You can never put expectations on an unknown. It’s not like this is a guy who has played for two years. This is a guy without any kind of NBA action, so everything that happens is kind of going to be a surprise. I am interested to see how he does. Obviously, I hope he does well because he can help our team out a whole lot.”

Is Andre going to help erase the black mark on his GM career that is the Human Victory Cigar Darko Milicic? Yes, but there will always be those people what said that Drummond fell to the Pistons. You know and I know that he did, but at this point we shouldn’t really care because he’s going to be putting up numbers for the red, blue and white.

If you’re not convinced that Drummond is going to do great things, just check out the great highlight mix made by DJxNVxME

11 Comments

  1. DJxNVxME

    Thanks for the shout out Natalie!!! Been a need4sheed.com fan since you started 🙂 Out of all the shout outs, your’s definitly means the most. Thanks again! More videos to come!

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    • Natalie Sitto

      Thanks…loved the video. It’s been a while since I made a good Pistons mix for the simple fact that I got FS on me for putting up videos so please keep them coming!

      Great job

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      • DJxNVxME

        Even if you give them credit?? They should welcome free publicity haha! Oh well. Happy Halloween and stay warm!

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  2. edt

    drummon is gonna be great

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  3. AL

    He’s going to be a beast!! But why is he allowed to wear number one and why is stuckey wearing number 3? Guess no plans to retire them in the future

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  4. nikhil

    Looks like a Pistons version of Calvin Johnson from Lions.:)
    I saw him catching lobs from his team mates wherever they put it.
    I hope this season we make it to playoffs. Its been a tough few years for us Pistons fans.

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  5. Marcell

    I think the Pistons are going to surprise some people. I did notice that Hoopshype site does not even have the Pistons making the playoffs right now. Are really think they are under estimating Andre the Giant

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  6. ricky

    Highlight reels are one thing, but hearing him described as a highly coachable sponge is what has me the most excited. He’s going to make this Detroit squad a mean group when he’s ready. He’s got monster written all over him.

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  7. UConnAD1fan

    “He hasn’t played a single official NBA game, but by the looks of things “Andre The Giant” is going to make every team that passed him up cringe when they go up against him.”

    Looking back you were right on the money with this. And he would’ve been starting by January for most other teams. No doubt he goes top 3 in a re-draft.

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  8. UConnAD1fan

    “He hasn’t played a single official NBA game, but by the looks of things “Andre The Giant” is going to make every team that passed him up cringe when they go up against him.”

    Looking back you were right on the money with this. And he would’ve been starting by January for most other teams. No doubt he goes top 3 in a re-draft.

    Reply

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