TAG: Andre Drummond

GIFs, NBA, Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

These 360 Degree Videos Of Team USA Posing With Gold Medals Are Awesome

Derrick Rose, James Harden

Derrick Rose, James Harden (photo. FIBA Vine)

Among the things we loved most about the World Cup were the unique replays and camera angles offered by the FIBA broadcast team. We were privy to awesome views of the games in Spain to which we simply aren’t accustomed from NBA action, and it made the rare August-September basketball even better than we were anticipating. Though Team USA took down upstart Serbia in the gold medal game yesterday and officially ended the tournament in the process, the FIBA experience was far from over for fans. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Video / Sep 13, 2014 / 12:29 pm

Andre Drummond Sinks Half-Court Shot Sitting Down

Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond (photo. Instagram/NBA)

Pistons big man Andre Drummond has spent the majority of the FIBA World Cup watching from the bench. The 21-year-old has averaged a team-low 5.9 minutes per game during USA’s undefeated odyssey to tomorrow’s gold medal game against Serbia. That’s what makes his trick shot after practice yesterday such a good illustration of the talent on Team USA. Read More »

Latest News, Smack / Aug 24, 2014 / 5:45 pm

Jerry Colangelo Explains Presence Of Four Centers On Team USA

Andre Drummond (Stephen R. Sylvanie, USATODAY)

This iteration of Team USA is built far differently than those of the recent past. Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s most notable squads – the 2008 and 2012 Olympic teams – put premiums on speed, athleticism, and skill more than anything else, a strategy made most evident by NBA wings like LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony playing nominal power forward next to a traditional center. USA Basketball’s 2010 FIBA World Championships group was constructed in that same vein – the only full-time big man Krzyzewski took to Turkey four years ago was Tyson Chandler. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 23, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Team USA Announces Final Roster; Cuts Hayward, Korver, Lillard, Parsons

DeMar DeRozan

So much for roster analysis gleaned from USA Basketball’s exhibition games. Despite not playing last night in the Americans’ 112-86 win over Puerto Rico, DeMar DeRozan and Andre Drummond were among the 12 players officially named to Team USA. Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver, Damian Lillard, and Chandler Parsons were the national program’s final cuts in advance of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Team USA Roster, Rotation Might Be Taking Shape (UPDATE)

Team USA

The withdrawals of presumptive Team USA locks Kevin Love and Blake Griffin from the 2014 FIBA World Cup were one thing. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has always preferred to utilize a nominal, athletic power forward in the Carmelo Anthony mold as opposed to more traditional big men alongside a true center, which is why the absences of Paul George and Kevin Durant loom so large. USA Basketball’s best available options to play that crucial role are gone, and the country’s most logical if less optimal replacements – Love and Griffin – never came. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Smack / Aug 5, 2014 / 8:45 pm

Andre Drummond Calls Derrick Rose “Ferrari Amongst Nissans”

Derrick Rose

Unfortunately but appropriately lost amid the NBA world’s reaction to the devastating injury suffered by Paul George at last Friday’s USA Basketball Showcase was a mesmerizing start by Derrick Rose. Lauded by coaches and teammates alike for his performance in training camp, Rose surpassed even unrealistic expectations in the opening minutes of Team USA’s scrimmage with three classically explosive baskets that recalled his MVP-winning form of 2011. Read More »

NBA / Aug 4, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Andre Drummond On Greg Monroe: “I’m Pretty Sure He Is Coming Home”

Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond

The Detroit Pistons’ Greg Monroe was arguably the best young big man on the market this summer. But restricted free agency is a tricky balancing act for competing teams, and the talented 24 year-old remains unsigned – and has barely been seriously courted – as August wears on. Monroe’s partner in the Detroit frontcourt, Andre Drummond, is unconcerned by his teammate’s status. Drummond told the Detroit Free Press that he’s “pretty sure” Monroe will be playing with the Pistons this season. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Twitter / Aug 1, 2014 / 10:45 am

Report: Mason Plumlee Likely To Make Team USA Over DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins, Mason Plumlee

Team USA tryouts have wrapped up after three days of scrimmaging and drills under the cool eyes of college assistant coaches and head coach Mike Krzyzewski. With Kevin Love withdrawing at the behest of Minnesota — though that might change — and Blake Griffin done after a small back fracture was discovered, it opened up a spot for Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins to earn a spot. Not so fast though, because Mason Plumlee might beat him out as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst notes. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, instagram / Jul 28, 2014 / 9:45 pm

Watch Andre Drummond Block Draymond Green’s Dunk At Team USA Practice

Andre Drummond

Draymond Green has worked tirelessly since his portly days at Michigan State to improve his body and athleticism, emerging as one of the league’s most versatile defenders in the process. He even developed into a sometime highlight reel finisher last season. Green’s rare physical transformation notwithstanding, though, he’ll likely never be ready to challenge Andre Drummond at the mountain top. Read More »

Video / Jul 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Andre Drummond Is Better At Basketball Than Bowling

Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond (photo. Drummond Vine)

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Joel Embiid has been making waves on social media of late with a cavalcade of clever posts that have some calling him the league’s preeminent internet follow. The Detroit Pistons’ Andre Drummond, though, clearly isn’t quite ready relinquish that title. The 20 year-old star took to Vine earlier today to showcase his hoops abilities while utilizing a bowling ball. Read More »