Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
Only if Howard sustains a major injury. As much as we harp on Howard's lack of offensive skill Drummond is even less skilled.
Agreed. I know folks frequently cite Dwight Howard's offensive ineptitude, but I don't even recall rookie Howard being as raw and ugly with his back to the basket as Drummond has appeared this year. To be sure, Drummond's been a fantastic rebounder, shot blocker, hard worker, dunker, screen setter, leaper, and finisher while facing the basket within 3 feet, but his post game looks so rough I'm not convinced he'll ever be able to be a true threat there. He catches the ball in the post on accident every couple of games and disaster always ensues.
Again though, he's been great in most other facets. I'm just not sure he'd be able to eclipse someone like Dwight Howard without a real offensive ability. I understand that sounds funny, since offense is Howard's biggest criticism, but Drummond's post skills make Dwight look like Hakeem right now.