Darthlukey wrote: Pickled Prunes wrote:
Darthlukey wrote:Boston's offence relies on having skilled players at all 5 spots, preferably shooters. His size and rebounding would help, but our offence would suffer
It's interesting that you believe Drummond isn't a "skilled" player. He is lightyears better than Kanter or Theis. 1st in REB, 1st in ORB, 3rd in STL, 11th in BLK. And he is an efficient scorer that consistently draws a double. He had nine 20/20 games this season! And you are underestimating your coach. What has Horford done in his new situation? Drummond would be a beast in BOS.
That said, I wasn't suggesting that BOS should go out and get Drummond. I was more suggesting that there are teams in the league where he would be more valuable than where he is now or has been. Right or wrong, someone will believe he's a fit and he will get paid. He might even get paid too much... but he is certainly skilled!
Those are hustle stats (of course they have their place) but they don't show an actual refined skill set. Kanter is infinitely more skilled as a scorer (not a better player, but much more skilled)
Dude, go watch this video.... no, no, no... don't just say you watched it. Actually watch it and then come back in here and compare Drummond to Kanter.
The pick from Kemba at 1:42 is pretty nice! And yes, Kanter has a nicer stroke and is great at using his length to shoot over guys. I love me some Kanter. But Drummond has far better hands and footwork. Those are skills. Kanter likes to back guys down in the post for several seconds before the eventual step-back; Drummond often takes his first step before catching the ball. One of the quickest bigs in the league. If Drummond was on BOS, Kanter would get 10 minutes a night.
He's 3rd in steals per game... that isn't a hustle stat. Drummond is the only center in the top 40. That's quick hands, not hustle. Last time I checked, most players were hustling!
Kanter and Drummond actually have the exact same career FG% (.542) Not important, but kinda weird!