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Rasheed Wallace has Andre Drummond working on post moves, midrange

Sep 11, 2013, 2:57 PM EDT

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This is why you want Rasheed Wallace as a coach.

Look past the mountain of technical fouls, past the forest of quirks, and you have a guy who really understood how to play the game. A guy young player will respect and listen to.

Right now before camp opens, Wallace is working with second-year big man Andre Drummond down on the block with some back-to-the-basket moves, reports the Detroit News.

Wallace has a wealth of knowledge to pass on and Drummond is taking heed.

“He’s helped a lot with my back to the basket now, just getting comfortable with it,” Drummond said. “I have to be able to step out and take a 15-foot jump shot.”

Wallace had that midrange game, too.

While Drummond should be working in the post with his back-to-the basket guy, that is going to be a crowded area for the Pistons this season with Greg Monroe and Josh Smith both doing their best work in tight. Teams are going to pack their defenses in on Detroit. If Drummond really can add a 15-footer it would help.

Still, expect a big year from Drummond, who learned a lot as a rookie and looked like a man among boys at the Orlando Summer League. He’s going to take a step forward this season (as are the Pistons).

  1. ausar02 - Sep 11, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    Sheed is the most talented all around PF I’ve ever seen. He was good in all aspects of the game (defense, post-game, mid-range, long-range, etc…)

    • eventhorizon04 - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:15 PM

      He was a very valuable player in his prime, and he’d be even more valuable in today’s game that values floor spacing due to the hybrid man-zone defenses teams play.

      It’s rare to find 7 footers with the ability to protect the rim and defend well one-on-one in the low post on defense, and then on offense, score either in the low-post, mid-range, or from 3.

  2. adamsjohn714 - Sep 11, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    As long as Drummond stays healthy, he’s going to be fantastic. He was awesome last year, and he’s likely going to improve as he gets older.

  3. dgbk - Sep 11, 2013 at 4:50 PM

    I agree with u he is talented but the most talented u seen? he played in an era with duncan,kg, webber, and dirk, I find that hard to believe.

    • ausar02 - Sep 11, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      None of those players you mentioned (Duncan, KG, Webber or Dirk) had the complete all around game that Sheed did. KG would be the closest, but he didn’t have the 3point range.

  4. skinsfanwill - Sep 11, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    Please don’t be another DeAndre Jordan. Seven foot dunker with no other aspect to his game. and then cries about how often the balls comes to him. Please don’t be that guy. Glad to see you Drummond working and not taking 5 million instagram pics and making videos. Work on those free throws while you are at it.

  5. starvingardens - Sep 11, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Rasheed might be having him work on his mid-range and post moves, but I think Andre would rather be working on putting low post moves on Jennette McCurdy.

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