No Reason to Compare Detroit Pistons C Andre Drummond to Los Angeles Lakers C Dwight Howard

By Dan Parzych
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This season may not be going the way the Detroit Pistons would like it to be as they currently sit with a 14-24 record heading into Thursday’s game against the New York Knicks. Despite the team’s struggles, one of the few bright things about this season has been rookie center Andre Drummond as he’s put up impressive numbers even though he’s been limited to playing just under 20 minutes per game.

However, while the former Connecticut star certainly has potential, there’s no reason why anyone should be comparing the rookie to Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard yet.

A recent article discussed how Drummond is showing plenty of similarities to Howard considering they entered the league at the same age and had a similar body structure. On top of the age and body structure, the fact that Howard received more minutes as a rookie than Drummond is the main reason why the Pistons center isn’t putting up similar statistics (7.1 points per game and 7.3 points per game).

Obviously, Drummond could easily turn into the next Howard over the next couple of year’s as he gains more experience in the league, but to even make this comparison at this point in his career is ridiculous. Until Drummond begins to average a double-double per game, he’s only going to be seen as another center trying to make it in the NBA.

Look at the comparison to Howard and it’s clear–Drummond still has a long way to go before he can even begin to be placed in that category.

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