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Andre Drummond has a new free throw style (VINE)

Oct 10, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

Andre Drummond had a rookie season that made you think “this guy could be a franchise anchor.” He only started 10 games and played 20 minutes a night — you can thank Lawrence Frank for giving us more Jason Maxiell over Drummond, that’s the way to build a young team! — but he averaged 7.9 points on 60 percent shooting plus pulled down 7.6 rebounds a game.

The most glaring weakness: Free throw shooting. He hit 37.1 percent of his shots at the line. He had multiple airballs (including once when he airballed two in a row). It was ugly.

But now he’s got this new form, so it’s all good. Nothing to worry about.

Hat tip to Lang at’s All Ball.

  1. moseskkim - Oct 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    having fun is cool but i HATE when horrible free throw shooters mess around on the free throw line. you suck at it. stop messing around. its not funny. stories that dwight makes 8 of 10 eyes closed? drummond behind the back free throw? you suck at it! raise it to a respectable % and then do what u want. at least 70% or something. not 35 or 50.

    • norcalkingsfan - Oct 10, 2013 at 2:31 PM

      my thoughts exactly. Can’t stand when a player on my team doesn’t take his job seriously; especially when they are paid millions of dollars to play a sport.

      Andre, you free throw shooting is atrocious and is going to cost your team. Quit making jokes about it.

  2. barnesaintnoble - Oct 11, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    He’s like…19 years old…chill out. Rag on Dwight all you want though. He’s been in the league a lot longer and loves media attention, AROD style. From the big deal he makes with his free agent decisions, it’s obvious he believes he is a top 5 or 10 player. If that were true, he would be consistent from the line.

  3. adamsjohn714 - Oct 13, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    whining about Drummond’s FT shooting is like whining about Peyton Manning not being able to scramble

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