This kid really was starting to impress me before he got hurt. I was hoping he didn't miss the rest of the season.
How good can he become?
Its about time they let him start. hopefully they give him a few opportunities to show a post up game with back to basket to help him develop. They have handicapped him this year to where his only points came off oops and putbacks for the most part. He is very similar to when Dwight Howard came into the league so I'd say his ceiling and style is in that ball park. I never see him becoming as skilled as past generation center greats, but in this new era of bball, he will still be able to greatly affect the game.
Already turned into one of my favorite bigs in the NBA, love the way he plays and the athleticism of him. Really want Detroit to put Monroe and him in starting line-up together.
I think he will be a very good player, but the big thing that changed for me was his projected basement. At worst now I believe he will be a DeAndre Jordan type player as opposed to a complete bust. (That is a starting quality C on a championship contender)
In regards to how good he can become, who knows? I can see him being a double-double machine, but in all honesty I can't think of a comparitive player for him at the upper end of the scale. I mean Dwight Howard comes to mind, but I truly haven't seen enough of him to fully get behind him being "the franchise" player. It will come down to his work ethic, a 20-10 season or 2 is not beyond him, but will he put in the work? Only time will tell.
We knew what he COULD be during the draft. We knew he COULD be good enough to be selected with the #1 pick. It looks like he is going to reach his full potential which means he is probably going to be scary good in a couple of years. He has all the tools to be a dominant force and I think him falling in the draft and watching teams doubt him has gave him the motivation nothing else could. I thought he was going to be a good player, but he has easily surpassed my expectations of him and is only going to get better.
Good time to give him some starts, I'd assume that Monroe would play at PF although they could interchange and both play in the paint, it worked with Robinson and Duncan years ago, although these guys are obviously not in their league. Plus with the two playing in tandem they can use Drummond's size to set screenings for Monroe or create a nuisance to allow Monroe to get his shot off. Or Monroe can start to draw double teams allowing Drummond to get easier shots or they collectively create openings for perimeter shots from the SF's etc.
Drummond will only get stronger and bigger and if nothing else will be a huge defensive presence like DeAndre Jordan or even Roy Hibbert level if he doesn't become a two way player.
Would you guys rather have Drummond or Anthony Davis?
Elite defense to go along with an already developing shot and post game from Davis gives him the edge for me. But it's looking like Drummond is going to be a beast too.
Both have had some injury concerns as rookies, but not necesarrily red flags, the way the NBA is going I rather have Davis for the fact that he will be more successfull in pick and roll defense, his jumper is already improved, and he has more perimeter skills. That being said I love Drummond and almost root for him more since he's a Uconn guy and slipped some in the draft.
Man, the level he was playing at before the injury, I would already say he is better than Deandre Jordan so I think his "floor" is higher than that. I truly believe in a few years, he will take the crown from Dwight as the best C in the league.
Wow, I thought for sure he was done for the year. Good for him.
7.5 rebounds, 1.7 blocks in 20 minutes, nough said..
At this point, I'd still rather have Davis.
I've been watching Davis all year and he's going to be a great two way player. Just needs to add on weight and strength, so he's not always falling down and getting pushed around.
I agree. They're both interesting prospects to me. Personally I thought Drummond was going to be a bust, but looks I was wrong and I can honestly say if he keeps working on his game, he will be a special player in this league.
I was at the Raptors game when they faced the Hornets and Anthony Davis was playing really well. I feel if he adds weight and adds a post game threat, he'll be a really good player in the league.
Both have impressive per-36 numbers. They'll be underrated headlines coming into the 2014 season.
Drummond and davis both have superstar potential
I can't help but love this guy! 2 games back since his injury:
21 mpg 12.5 ppg 9 rpg 1 apg 1.5 bpg 1 spg 70.6 FG%
For a guy so raw, it's amazing how productive he is is such low amounts of minutes.