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    Quote NoPropsneeded wrote: View Post
    Shaq might choose Big V cause him being a bigman himself will know how good JV is. Chuck on the other hand can F off
    As I said, Davis cause of hype. Drummond would be closer to Shaq, cause they both play more powerfully and "show off", JV does his job quietly.

    It's what I was thinking when they both did blocks. Drummond does his like a volleyball swat, jumps up high, and shows off his power...

    Where as JV uses his length to block shots and plays taller than he is. It isn't as flashy, but he or his teammates can easily grab the ball from under and get back on D. Not Shaq-ish much.
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    Drummond's has length where it counts. I am not talking about his porn star potential but instead about his standing reach which is nine feet one and a half inches. Meyers Leonard is listed at 7' 1" tall but his reach is "only" nine feet even. I am uncertain what Valanciunas' standing reach is but I am thinking that it is likely around the nine foot plus range.

    Drummond is going to be a big time player, perhaps not right away, but as the number nine pick of last June's draft it's not going out on a limb to say that the Pistons were so fortunate that Andre fell into their laps.

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    Quote theycallmeZZ wrote: View Post
    As I said, Davis cause of hype. Drummond would be closer to Shaq, cause they both play more powerfully and "show off", JV does his job quietly.

    It's what I was thinking when they both did blocks. Drummond does his like a volleyball swat, jumps up high, and shows off his power...

    Where as JV uses his length to block shots and plays taller than he is. It isn't as flashy, but he or his teammates can easily grab the ball from under and get back on D. Not Shaq-ish much.
    Eh Drummond will probably play like ass in the regular season. But who knows maybe they'll choose some other people to pick the players. Hopefully its 3D, he seems to like "Big Valley"

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    Quote stretch wrote: View Post
    Drummond's has length where it counts. I am not talking about his porn star potential but instead about his standing reach which is nine feet one and a half inches. Meyers Leonard is listed at 7' 1" tall but his reach is "only" nine feet even. I am uncertain what Valanciunas' standing reach is but I am thinking that it is likely around the nine foot plus range.

    Drummond is going to be a big time player, perhaps not right away, but as the number nine pick of last June's draft it's not going out on a limb to say that the Pistons were so fortunate that Andre fell into their laps.
    I'm calling bust on Drummond. I haven't seen shit from him but lobs and flashy blocks(he'll get a lot of goaltending calls this season). And he played like crap at Uconn

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    It looks like Drummond is going to be better than many thought before the draft, but it is very early for the assessment. His main constraint is that he doesn't have offensive skills, so he will only score on lobs and put-backs for quite some time. He can't pick and pop, doesn't appear to have any post moves, and he is an atrocious FT shooter. So with those limitations, he'll have a scoring ceiling of 10 PPG or so. Shaq had much better post moves, which helped him score in many more ways. Howard is perhaps a more apt upside comparison, but it's hard to