- Aug 24, 2011
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How about spreading out and giving him the ball at the foul line and having him dribble right by his man.
The end of what year???
As good as Drummond might be, that doesn't seem like a fair comparison.
Andre Drummond does not have the same post game that Sullinger had as a freshman. He's 10 times the athlete that Sullinger is, but his offensive game is not as refined. When we need a basket this year, I'm pretty confident that Lamb will be option #1 and Oriakhi will be option #2.
Drummond will wow people with 3-4 highlight reel dunks or blocked shots per game. But if anyone is expecting him to be Kevin McHale in the low post, you're going to be disappointed.
I mean...I can kind of see the idea of "garbage man" if you're talking about the offensive style that Dwight Howard has played for most of his career (lots of offensive boards, lots of dunks, etc.). Maybe AD's skillset will be shrunk down to something more limited as he gets more comfortable and accustomed to playing at a higher level.
But I think his offensive tools are a lot better than Howard's and in terms of production I think he'll definitely be top 2 or 3 on the team in pts, rebs and assists.
I think the main questions are:
1. How good/efficient is he going to be in the post when it comes to finishing hook shots or shooting free throws?
2. How will he handle the pressure of high expectations?
3. Will he face any kind of foul trouble or issues on defense?
If he does well in those categories he's going to be an absolute monster.
We're talking 15, 10, 2 and 2 or something like a per 36 of 18, 12, 3 and 2.
I believe AD will be the better player. From what I've seen, JS is mainly a below the rim player who uses his wide body to get position very well but is not as athletic. On a side note, I must admit I never saw him play before he got to Ohio State, and when I heard Jared Sullinger mentioned as an impact freshman I pictured a prototypical big white kid like the ones that usually go to Duke. Did anyone else think the same based on his name before actually seeing him? It was kind of like the Seinfeld episode when Jerry was going to go on a date with a women whose last name was Chang or something like that and he pictured her as Chinese.
JC will evaluate the team and decide who he runs the offense through. I wouldn't rule Andre out although I would think it would be Jeremy. I'm not sure Thabeet is a player I would use to compare Andre. Hasheem struggled on the offensive end and that probably necessitated a limitation in plays going his way.Who said we're running our offense through Drummond? I really see this like UConn having a dominant center, like Hasheem Thabeet. We never ran offense through Thabeet, but he was an integral part of the inside outside game. The best part though is that we actually have a better shooter in Lamb than we did with anyone while Hasheem was playing (yes, Price and Dyson included!)
Andre Drummond and Alex Oriakhi will get touches on almost every possession. We're not running the offense like last year where we were just living and dying by the arc. That worked because we had great outside shooters and a mediocre inside. Now with these two working in tandem, at times, it would be pure lunacy not running inside-out plays opening both Drummond and Lamb.
JC will evaluate the team and decide who he runs the offense through. I wouldn't rule Andre out although I would think it would be Jeremy. I'm not sure Thabeet is a player I would use to compare Andre. Hasheem struggled on the offensive end and that probably necessitated a limitation in plays going his way.