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Andre Drummond
Andre Drummond
Position: F
Born: 08/10/93
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $3,272,090
Drummond started the third quarter, but the NBA’s leading rebounder wasn’t the same in the second half. He went 6 for 11 from the field in the first half and 0 for 3 in the second. “We just tried to be physical,” Middleton said of the Bucks’ plan for Drummond. “We know he doesn’t like contact. Once he misses a couple, he is going to get down on himself and start forcing tough shots. Greg did a great job of just making him shot tough shots and not letting him get to his right hand.”
“You’ve got to understand, right now, we’re losing games for the team,” Dinwiddie said. “The starters are playing well. They’re doing their jobs. The starters are all in double figures, they’re all playing well, ‘Dre (Andre Drummond) is getting double-doubles, Marcus (Morris) is scoring, Reggie (Jackson) is doing his thing. “We come in and we literally are giving up leads. It’s almost ridiculous at this point, so we have to figure it out. And like I said, if we’re not going to hit shots, we have to defend. If it has to be 0-0, then it has to be 0-0.”
The Cavs were scared off by questions about Drummond’s work ethic, attitude and motor, and again on this they were not alone. Plenty of other teams had the same concerns, which is why Drummond fell so far. I remember standing in a ballroom in a Chicago hotel questioning his desire three years ago. I told him Tuesday I was one of the guys asking those questions and he still doesn’t know why teams felt that way. “Still to this day I don’t have the answer to that,” Drummond said. “I don’t know who started that or how it came about, but I’m pretty sure they’re punching themselves now.”
Former Cavs general manager Chris Grant was high on Dion Waiters, he liked his ability to create and wanted the Cavs to have multiple ball handlers on the floor in Waiters and Kyrie Irving. The pairing, of course, never meshed. Waiters still has tremendous potential, but his attitude aggravated enough teammates, coaches and front office folks that he was finally dealt last season for a first-round pick that was eventually used on a center. Missing on Drummond cost the Cavs two first-round picks to acquire Timofey Mozgov. More on him later.