One of Andre Drummond’s own teammates say the potential of the Detroit Pistons rookie is downright scary.
“Andre was big tonight and his energy level was high,” said Detroit guard Will Bynum. “He was out there talking defensively to give us that presence in the paint. With all that offensive rebounding; he played great.”
“He’s improving minute by minute, second by second. It’s kind of scary because he is nowhere near where he’s probably going to be in a few years. It’s great to see.”
Eight of Drummond’s rebounds were on the offensive side. He was 6-of-11 from the floor, albeit he has been showing some struggles at the free-throw line. Against Toronto, he was 1-of-6 and that stat by itself could motivate teams.
But veterans like like what they see from the Pistons’ rookie.
“I saw a lot from him,” Prince said. “The most important thing is when he made mistakes and missed free throws he just stayed with the course, put his head down.
“Obviously it was tough to keep him off the offensive glass and had key blocked shots, but I think his energy kept the crowd in the game and that’s what we needed. Now we find it differently. We know he’s not going to get every offensive rebound like he was tonight, but if we can get the same energy it would help us out.”
The main thing with Drummond is to find consistency so he’s being praised like this every night.