Andre Drummond profile
Drummond is almost 6-feet-11 and weighs 279 pounds, and has unteachable athletic attributes. He asserted himself early and physically handled Utah Jazz 2011 first-round draft pick Enes Kanter in a game at the Orlando Pro Summer League. He is exuberant, he blocks shots – an imperative for a team which averaged 4.21 blocks per game last year, 26th in the NBA – and has expressed a desire to defend and rebound while he learns the more challenging elements of post offense. Still, Maxiell, despite being a natural power forward, is a proven pro with ruggedness and energy whose insertion into the starting lineup directly corresponded to the Pistons’ turnaround from a 4-20 start to a 25-41 final record last season. His exceptional strength and deft shooting touch inside 17 feet will be called upon once again.