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This is the first stat chart in the whole series that doesn't make me want to be alone so I can sob softly. As mentioned above, Drummond is the league's best rebounder and also the best offensive rebounder. Everything else on his chart is also in the top-20 for the whole league. Drummond's 17.5 OR% led the league by over three percentage points, as Samuel Dalembert finished second at 14.4%. Drummond's mark of 17.5% is the highest the league's seen since Jayson Williams' 20.54% mark in the '97-'98 season. The only other player to have an Offensive Rebounding Rate above 17% before they turned 22 was Moses Malone (SOURCE). Similarly, Drummond is only matched by Malone for the same age criteria with regards to Total Rebounding Rate. Drummond's PER increased over last season, as did his TS%, eFG% and pretty much every other statistical category except for his block rate and Blocks/36 minutes. If you're looking for an area for improvement for Drummond, aside from the free throw line, this is where you'll find it.
Props to Drummond for his one week relationship with Jennette McCurdy (probably not spelled right, don't care). Also,
props shame on him for leaking racy pictures of her. Just wonderful disgraceful.
Drummond appeared to be the only player taking the Rising Stars Challenge seriously, and it paid off with a 30-point, 25-rebound performance and MVP honors. Check out the ball-handling skills in the last minute!
Highlights of real game action featuring lots of big dunks, blocks and nice displays of passing and other offensive skills. Hard not to see a limitless ceiling when you watch this.
OUTLOOK FOR NEXT YEAR
2014-15 Status: Not a player, just crushes a lot (Big Peeenguin, still got what ya lookin' for)
Where does Drummond go from being the best rebounder in the league? I would assume that his production on the glass will maybe level off a bit, or possibly make marginal gains. It's hard to grab a larger share of rebounds than he already is. Where he stands to make his biggest leap is scoring the ball. Can the Pistons run the occasional offensive set through Drummond? If he can find a go-to move (the jump hook looks promising), what's stopping Drummond from scoring 16 PPG or more? He's unstoppable on the offensive glass and is going to get a majority of his points that way regardless. If he can score on the block with his back to the basket too, good luck keeping him from taking over games. Other areas for improvement in the off-season are free throw shooting, overall defense and defending without fouling. From a modest Twitter search, it appears that Drummond spends his off-season time in Los Angeles and has been getting in workouts and pick-up games with other players. I'm expecting big things from Drummond next year, for obvious reasons.
2014 SEASON GRADE: A-
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