Looks like they get immediate help in the frontcourt. Jay Bills, of ESPN, describes him as an “absolute freak athlete.” He can get up and down the floor, he has a 7-6 wingspan, he can guard pick and rolls, he’s a shot blocker, he anticipates plays well, and he’s got plenty of potential. Critics knock his offense, though. He only shoots 29 percent from the free throw line, too. Just got a bio on Drumond here at The Palace.
Some strengths, per the bio sheet: Outstanding physical profile for a big man with elite size, strength, length and agility. Runs the floor exceptionally for a player his size. Shows excellent timing as a shot-blocker. Offense game needs polish.
Personal info: The 18-year-old originally had expected to spend the 2011-12 campaign in prep school and did not decided to attend college until just before the fall 2011 semester began.
Greg Monroe gave Drummond a hearty welcome via Twitter (MooseGM10).
A few writers here at The Palace are saying the Pistons could now end up being a playoff team next season. What do you think? One writer made a good point: Monroe on the offensive glass against opposing power forward could be huge. And if you’re wondering, Monroe is only 22. This could end up being a nice tandem in the paint.