That surname is synonymous with basketball legend in the NBA league. Whether it be New York times Knick legend Earl the Pearl. Or one of the biggest, youngest and best of the free agent signing pick-ups this Summer, Greg Monroe. But still now the former Detroit Piston Monroe is a Milwaukee Buck it’s time for another Bad Boy to become instant vintage like an old classic.
So how about a guy that could even wilt Chamberlain’s stilt stats?
Just when you thought the Detroit Pistons forgot about ‘Dre, Andre Drummond has shown he is far from the digit on his chest as at just 22 years of age, this Bad Boy is the new hero of Motown. Riding with the Motor City chrome jersey and proving to be the biggest Piston in the Detroit engine. Big D is the biggest thing in the D right now.
Now losing Greg Monroe doesn’t seem that bad at all (although a painted post partnership of Monroe and Drummond could even rival San Antonio’s Duncan and Admiral, Mark Two; Aldridge). And with the one, two combo of the new big A.D. and Reggie Jackson (hows that for another famous sporting name of legend) the assembly line of Piston dynamic duos don’t even need the dynamo of Brandon Jennings right now. But you best believe they’re glad they’ve got even more under the hood.
Because right now Andre is putting up numbers like 3000. Drummond has been on a tear at the ignition of this new 2015/2016 NBA season and now he is your Eastern Conference Player Of The Week to go along with the Wests best James Harden of the soaring Houston Rockets. But even if the new king James is recording as many points in two games as their are games in the season, there is more than just the beard to fear in this video game league that is going all NBA 2K right about now with the guy they’re calling the next Dwight Howard, Harden’s teammate.
Racking up the numbers on the speedometer, ‘Dre Drum’ is averaging 20 and 20 like opticians…or more like Wilt Chamberlain. Becoming the first player in NBA history to average at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in the first six games of an NBA season since the Big Dipper. Now it’s time for the Piston’s new motor on the block with the swats to ride this roller-coaster as high as he can.
For all you kids as young as Lil’ Dre, Wilt ‘The Stilt’ was the most dominant center of all-time, arguably even greater than Shaq and Kareem. Michael Jordan in reality being the only NBA player in history greater or more dominant than him…or anybody for that matter. Still, records were meant to be broken and Drummond may be coming pretty close to a man that once averaged 50 points and 25 rebounds in a season and even recorded 100 points in a single game. Now we’re not saying Drummond could drum up stats like this but he really is fueling the box-office tank with the lines he’s filling up.
Just yesterday he put down 29 and 27 as Detroit put down the Portland Trail Blazers 120-103. That’s almost 30 and 30. Now how would that be for an average? Now that would be worthy of an ESPN documentary. Or the next biggest man in this next generation league of a small ball revolution. Hotter than Curry hitting 53 on opening night there’s a chef cooking in Motown like Berry Gordy making music. Now how’s that for a hit?
It’s all green lights on 8 mile road as ‘Dre is in his own lane. The home of Wonder and Marvin hasn’t been grabbed like this since Rodman was running the rebound boards. And this boy is anything but bad…
…now whatcha gonna do?!
Marial Shayok 42 points helps Delaware Blue Coats get first win
Marial Shayok became the first Ottawa’s basketball player to get drafted into the NBA and now he’s quickly making a case for permanent NBA roster spot.
Two games into his G-league/NBA career the former Iowa State Cyclones is sizzling hot — averaging 38 points per game, 7.5 rebounds and 3 assists.
Shayok made a splash with a 34 point, 6 rebound, 3 assist debut and upped his numbers in his second game as the Delaware Blue Coats downed the Greensboro Swarm 141-135 to pick-up their first win.
The Philadelphia 76ers two-way player scored 42 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and added 3 assists in just 34 minutes. Shayok connected on 14-of-27 shots, 3-of-9 triples and a perfect 9-of-9 at the charity stripe.
Shayok, alongside a bevy of Canadians are currently strutting their games in the G-League — vying for a call-up for the bright lights.
Resilient, shorthanded Raptors hand Lakers 113-104 home loss
Talk about about being resilient. Talk about championship mentality. Talk about next man up!
The shorthanded Toronto Raptors — missing two of their main players walked into Staples Centre and walked out with an impressive 113-104 signature victory over the highly touted Los Angeles Lakers.
The Raptors improve to 7-2 on the young season and in the process and have now beaten the Los Angeles Lakers 10 straight times — dating back to the 2014-15 regular season when the Lakers won 129-122 in overtime in L.A.
Pascal Siakam continued his stellar season with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks. Freddy VanVleet was also brilliant with 22 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals. Chris Boucher came off the bench to spark the Raptors on both ends of the court, including back-to-back key blocks on Lebron James and Anthony Davis. The Montreal native tied a career-high with 15 points, 3 blocks, 2 steals — including 9 points in the fourth quarter.
Norman Powell added 14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks. Rookie Terrence Davis filled-up the stat sheet with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, playing his first significant action of the season, rounded out six Raptors’ players in double-figures with 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Anthony Davis paced the Lakers with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Lebron James added to his triple-double total with 13 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds. Danny Green was held scoreless in 27 minutes.
The Raptors currently on five game west coast swing improve to 4-0 against the tough western conference and will play former teammate Kawhi Leornard and the Los Angeles Clippers in their next game, before wrapping-up one their longest road trips with games against Portland and the Dallas Mavericks.
Damian Lillard silky smooth 60-point career-high
Damian Lillard’s ascend to NBA stardom is a primary reason for anybody to cheer for the Portland Trail Blazers all-star guard. Lillard’s sharpshooting game, combined with his poignant and fierce lyrically skills are yet another glaring trend that have pushed his name towards a future hall-of-fame ballot and a potential thriving microphone ‘chin checking’ career if he so desires when his playing days are over.
On magical NBA Friday night, matched-up opposite one of the games’ best rising star — Oakland’s finest took his game to another level by dropping a career-high 60 points against Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets. The four-time all-star and 2017-18 All-NBA first-team guard drilled 19-of-33 (57%) field-goals, 7-of-16 (43%) three-pointers and went a perfect 15-for-15 from the free-throw line.
The two dynamic scoring guards have a history of finding an extra gear when facing each other. Irving dropped a career-high 55 points on Dame and the Blazers back in January 2015 when he played with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Although, the 60-point effort came in a tough 119-115 loss it’s hard to ignore the fact Lillard is one of a select few players that have dropped a 50-plus point game in the last five seasons — dating back to the 2015-2016 NBA season. Lillard’s previous best, was a 59-point outburst against the Utah Jazz in 2017.
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