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Andre Drummond runs back on offense with Pistons still on defense

Jan 7, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT

If JaVale McGee gets a hard time for this:

Andre Drummond deserves a little chastising for this.

(hat tip: commenter ProBasketballPundit for the video)

Amar’e Stoudemire squares up shoots a jumper with 9:58 left in the second quarter of Tuesday’s Pistons-Knicks game.

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Drummond runs out to contest it.

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Then, Drummond backs away as the shot is en route.

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And as the rebound bounces right back to Stoudemire, Drummond turns around and runs back on offense (far right of frame).

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Drummond doesn’t re-enter the picture (far right of frame) for four seconds – an eternity in real time. In that span, Stoudemire passed to Beno Udrih, who held the ball a while before shooting, seemingly scanning the court to figure out why he was so open.

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Maybe the risk/reward of leaving his team to defend 4-on-5 vs. getting an open dunk justifies Drummond turning his back on a rebound coming right to him. But when it backfires, he looks pretty ridiculous.

  1. detectivejimmymcnulty - Jan 7, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    McGee’s problem is dumb things keep happening, not that they happened once.

  2. vikesdynasty - Jan 7, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    Dumb is breaking down 5 pictures instead of posting 1 video.

    • ProBasketballPundit - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:40 AM

      Don’t be so hard on PBT… it took me well over 5 minutes to upload this:

  3. indrathegod - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    What McGee did was just plain dumb.

    Drummond just got caught trying to cherry-pick, that’s it.

  4. peterjohnjoseph - Jan 8, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Can we all just agree on one thing?

    How boring is the NBA right now without JaVale McGee? We have to find mistakes actual good players make just to nitpick, instead of laughing at the perennial town idiot.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 8, 2014 at 8:07 AM

      sports is beginning to suck, half of the games are garbage and espn goes crazy with the lead,
      JR Smith unties players shoe lace during game, what a horrible person.

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