TAG: Andre Drummond

NBA / Oct 24, 2014 / 4:30 pm

The Top 20 Centers In The NBA Right Now

Marc Gasol, Joakim Noah

The true center is a dying position, but big men haven’t been completely scrapped in terms of their relevance and impact in the NBA. Despite being erased from the All-Star ballot two seasons ago, when you peruse a box score the position is still manned by someone — even if only in name.

The league has a laundry-list of talented big men, but we wanted to ascertain who might be the best at the center position, so we compiled a list of the best in the NBA today. What you will find here are the names of players manning the middle who are important to their teams based on both previous history/accolades and potential impact this coming season. Stats and analytics tell the story for some, while untapped talent and opportunity tell the story for others. It’s all relevant. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 24, 2014 / 2:15 am

GIF: Nerlens Noel Beats Andre Drummond To Peak For Massive Block

Nerlens Noel

Josh Smith got Nerlens Noel. Andre Drummond didn’t. Watch the Philadelphia Sixers’ rookie collect the most impressive of his five blocks by beating the Detroit Pistons’ fellow high-flyer to the mountain top and authoritatively swatting his layup attempt to the other end. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 19, 2014 / 5:30 pm

GIF: Andre Drummond Twice Rejects Al Horford

Andre Drummond, Jeff Teague

Andre Drummond brought the ruckus yesterday against in Atlanta. He had 19 points and 17 rebounds in 38 minutes of action as the Pistons won 104-100. With Al Horford making his return to the court from a pectoral tear, Dre decided to re-introduced himself by way of a pair of rejections. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Oct 12, 2014 / 11:15 pm

Video: Andre Drummond Goes 9-for-9, But Misses Big Free Throw Late In A Loss

Kevin Seraphin, Andre Drummond

The Pistons fell to the Wizards 91-89 on a last-second dunk by Kevin Seraphin. But Detrot’s coach Stan Van Gundy can can feel good about center Andre Drummond, who finished the game a perfect 9—of-9 from the field. Unfortunately, he continues to be abysmal from the free throw line. Read More »

GIFs / Oct 8, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Video: Andre Drummond Throws Down Two Monster Alley-Oop Jams

Solomon Jones, Andre Drummond

Coming off his huge learning experience while playing sparingly for Team USA this summer at the FIBA World Cup, Pistons center Andre Drummond is already ahead of the curve in both mind and body this season. In the first half of Detroit’s preseason game against the Bulls on Tuesday, he proved his ability to attack the rim with power in pick-and-roll sets is as strong as ever. Read More »

Video / Oct 3, 2014 / 9:15 pm

Watch NBA Skills Coach’s Incredible Push-Up, Behind-Back Halfcourt Shot

DJ Sackmann

DJ Sackmann (photo. djsackmann Instagram)

The unofficial halfcourt shot competition is over. Need not apply any further, NBA players. This latest offering is simply unbeatable. In one of the craziest trick-shots we’ve ever seen, noted skills coach DJ Sackmann does a push-up with the ball and flings it behind his back. Read More »

GIFs, Video, Video Games / Sep 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

New NBA 2K15 Trailer Shows Off D-Rose, KD, LeBron, Harden’s Euro-Step & More

Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin

Maybe it’s the soundtrack — A Tribe Called Quest‘s kinetic masterpiece, “What’s the Scenario,” with the first time Busta Rhymes got some shine after his rapid-fire verse — but the “Momentus” trailer for NBA 2K15 is our favorite so far. Featuring seemingly every player you want to see next season, but also some of their signature moves, this gameplay-heavy release from 2K Sports is just the thing to cure any autumnal doldrums. Read More »

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 »