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Are Kanter and Valanciunas even on Drummonds Level Anymore?

All off-season Jazz and Raptors fans spent time talking about how they have the best young centers in the NBA because of these fancy things they called free throws and a post game. Andre Drummond is just showing the same thing Dwight Howard has shown us for 10 years, to be the best center in the NBA it is all about athleticism and being the largest human in the world to run a 1 man fast break. If you didn't know the highest percentage shot in basketball is a dunk, and Andre Drummond is the best player in the NBA at dunking. Let's take a look at some of the arguments that are made against Drummond:

Valanciunas is better this guy gets spoonfed open layups/dunks and gets most his pts off offensive boards so disrespectful comparing him to the best post player in the game...

Well, dunks and layups are the most effective way to score, and it's not Drummond's fault that Valanciunas can't rebound.

NO TEAM WITH DRUMMOND AS THEIR STAR PLAYER WILL WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP CUZ HE CANT MAKE FREE THROWS!!!! JUST LOOK AT HOWARDS CAREER HE COST THEM A RING CUZ HE CANT MAKE A FREAKIN 10 ft SHOT. JONAS ON THE OTHER HAND WILL GET YOU 2 PTS WHEN YOU THROW HIM THE BALL DOWN LOW CUZ IF HE GETS FOULED HES MAKIN HIS FREE THROWS END OF THE ARGUMENT!!! AND DONT USE SHAQ AS EXAMPLE CUZ HE MADE HIS WHEN IT COUNTED AND WAS WAY MORE DOMINANT THAN DRUMMOND WILL EVER BE :D

Do you guys remember that Ben Wallace guy? Yeah he was pretty good and he just chucked the ball at the rim when he shot a free throw.

@Cole: I'm gonna say that Valanciunas will have the better career, he is still good defensively, though weaker than Drummond, but so much better offensively. And, he will also get a lot more minutes in Toronto, since he has no competition. Drummond has to compete against Monroe and also Smoove, which can stunt his growth.

Well actually Drummond plays more minutes because Drummond is a better player than Valanciunas.

Enes Kanter. The reasoning behind this is that I believe that Kanter will becvome a more all around player than Drummond. Drummond may be more of a fan favorite and the more exciting player to watch, and drummond will be good, but Kanter already has the size, he is a good rebounder, good defender and his offensive game is not limited like Drummonds

This whole thing is false but just give me a minute to show you the statistics.

Okay here we go with the statistics:

Let's start with PER, Drummond leads the group with a 21.5 Career PER, next is Kanter with a slightly above average 15.8, and Valanciunas comes in with the league average 15.

3 Points for Drummond, 2 for Kanter, 1 for Valanciunas

Next is Rebound Rate, Drummond comes in first at 21%, next is Kanter at 16.4%, last is Valanciunas at a pathetic 15.2%.

3 Points for Drummond, 2 for Kanter, 1 for Valanciunas

Next is True Shooting %, First is Valanciunas at 59.7%, next is Drummond at 58.6%, last is Kanter at 56%.

3 Points for Valanciunas, 2 for Drummond, 1 for Kanter

Next is on/off court +/-, Drummond comes in first with a +3.9, second is Kanter at -1.7, and last is Valanciunas at -3.4.

3 for Drummond, 2 for Kanter, 1 for Valanciunas

Next is Block %, Drummond is first at 5.1%, second is Valanciunas at 3.9%, and last is Kanter at 2.1%

3 for Drummond, 2 for Valanciunas, 1 for Kanter

Next is Free Throw %, Valanciunas is first at 79.2%, Kanter is second at 73.7%, Drummond is last at 35.6%.

3 for Valanciunas, 2 for Kanter, 1 for Drummond

Finally we go to WS/48, first is Drummond at .177 Wins added per 48 minutes, 2nd is Valanciunas at .120, and last is Kanter at a below average .080.

3 for Drummond, 2 for Valanciunas, 1 for Kanter

Drummond totals 18 points, Valanciunas totals 13 points, and Kanter totals 11 points. Wake me up when 1 of those two puts up 31 points and 19 rebounds. Also let's not forget that both of these guys are over a year older than Drummond and have been playing professionally overseas for years. I would not even thinking about swapping Drummond for these guys because Drummond is way out of their league. I would even go as far to say that Greg Monroe is better than these guys.

So please make sure to educate people who try to say these guys are better, plus Drummond is just such a cool guy. Ben Wallace never laughed during a game or grew such a nice beard.

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