Andre Drummond was perfect against the Washington Wizards on Sunday afternoon. And while the the Pistons came up short, losing 91-89, and the big story coming out of the game was a possible serious knee injury (but hopefully not) to Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Drummond's game should be recognized.
Drummond was a perfect 9-for-9 from the field. He'd been perfect in seven previous regular-season games, but had topped out at 4-for-4. He had never been so good with so many touches. Even more than the amount of attempts, however, was the incredible degree of difficulty in many of his post-ups.
Pistons fans are used to seeing Drummond shoot a high percentage (he shot 62.5 percent last year, after all), but those usually came courtesy of lobs and dunks or easy put-backs off of offensive rebounds. Sunday the offense ran through Drummond, even in crunch time. Dre put up nine shots and had 10 trips to the charity stripe (we won't talk about his struggles there today).
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and moving pictures have to be worth even more, so I captured all of Drummond's shots in GIF form for your viewing pleasure. I'm not even sure half of these shots could be termed good attempts because no mere mortal should be able to make them.
Maybe it's just more evidence that Drummond isn't actually human.
Because if he has some sort of natural touch on hook shots then the NBA is in big, big trouble.
1. Baseline hook over Gortat
2. Pick and roll lob from Jennings
3. Fast break lob from Jennings
4. Baseline hook shot over Seraphin
5. Mid-paint hook shot over Gortat
6. Finishing in traffic and-1
7. Nifty pass from Monroe
8. Crazy off-balance shot over Seraphin to take lead
9. Crazier off-balance, fall-down hook shot over Blair to take lead
If you want to watch all the Drummond highlights, including blocks and assists, you can see it all in a tight four-minute package courtesy of YouTube user BadBoysRemix.
Final stat line
This also gives me an excuse to pull out an oldie but a goodie.