If the 2013-14 season is anything to go by, the Detroit Pistons could have a bright future ahead of them. You’re probably saying to yourself, they were a terrible team, and they currently have no general manager, and no head coach, and you’re right. The one thing they do have though, is a cornerstone to build their roster around, and that goes a long way. At 6″10, and only 20 years old, the sky is the limit for Andre Drummond, and the Pistons with him as their center.
When Drummond was taken with the ninth pick of the 2012 draft, it was clear that he was an incredibly raw prospect. It was a significant gamble by former general manager Joe Dumars, but with Drummond’s upside, it is beginning to look like one of his best decisions. After an impressive rookie season, Drummond saw his minutes increase this year, and even in a chaotic environment, his play is striking.
In his second season in the league, he became the most consistent player on a roster filled with NBA veterans. So, let’s take a look at Drummond’s year and his game, the good and the bad, and what makes him the Pistons 2013-14 MVP.