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Andre Drummond Drums Up 20/20 Visionary Numbers That Wilt The Record Books Andre Drummond Drums Up 20/20 Visionary Numbers That Wilt The Record Books

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Andre Drummond Drums Up 20/20 Visionary Numbers That Wilt The Record Books

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Monroe.

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.

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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?!

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MVP Brandon Clarke dominates, leads Grizzlies to 2019 NBA Summer League Title

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2019 Las Vegas Summer League Memphis Grizzlies V Minnesota Timberwolves

Canadian Brandon Clarke, the 21st pick of the 2019 Draft dominated the NBA’s annual summer showcase — becoming the first player to take home both tournament and championship game most valuable player honors with a dominant 15 points, 16 rebounds double-double. The No. 8 Memphis Grizzlies the Minnesota Timberwolves 95-92 to win the 2019 NBA Summer League championship.

The former Gonzaga standout added 4 assists, 3 blocks and a steal in 25 minutes.

Canadian Basketball Player Brandon Clarke 2019 Nba Summer League MVP
Canadian Basketball Player Brandon Clarke 2019 NBA Summer League MVP

In six games of summer league action, Clark averaged 14.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. The Vancouver native shot 55% from the field and becomes the first ever Canadian to win MVP at the NBA Summer League.

Clarke was also named to the first-team all-NBA Summer League team. Other standouts included fellow Canadians Nickeil Alexander-Walker who joined Clarke on the first-team. Toronto Raptors forward Chris Boucher was named to the second-team.

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New Knick RJ Barrett Treated Las Vegas Summer League Like A New York Playground

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New Knick RJ Barrett Treated Las Vegas Summer League Like A New York Playground
R.J. State Of Mind...

Magnitudes off the Richter. An earthquake hit Sin City like jackpot in the NBA’s Summer League in Las Vegas, Nevada out in the desert last week.

And as the Jumbo-tron still shook like the music it was pumping, many people in awe inspired attendance would have been forgiven for thinking it was Zion. As the Duke standout and the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft Williamson made us feel more tremors than Kevin Bacon. As the new New Orleans Pelican burst out the hardwood and flew, man-handling a steal off an opponent who’s just a poster now’s inbounds pass and put back a viscous, signature slam that felt like they still tested atomic bombs out in the Nevada desert overlooking the electric, neon skyline. All whilst new and former teammates respectively, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and Anthony Davis looked on with “here comes the big airplane” mouths.

But after the road to Mount Zion’s knee injury lead to more Patrick Ewing ice than up there in Japan’s Mount Fuji, it was better the Blue Devil you know. As the Knicks third pick RJ Barrett ended up moving the needle more over this scorching, seasonal tourney of the youthful future of this association. Looking as good as those beautiful blue Knicks Summer League jerseys that are so clean we want to see them fresh off the press in the the NBA Store in NYC. So much so that even if RJ handed you one of his autographed signatures post game you’d still be like, “you got this in a medium?”

Sounding better than all those thirsty announcers singing “Summer Leeeeague” like The Isley Brothers this time of year classic, ‘Summer Breeze’. Making everything feel fine as he blew through defenders like the Jasmine in my mind. RJ initialed his dynamic debut and mainstream moment. Making Knicks’ fans almost forget that they just lost out on their number one goal, Zion Williamson. Or their free agent duo desire of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, who ended up on the other side of New York, across that bridge from Manhattan in Brooklyn with the Nets…almost. Following the sweated out, hard nosed 90’s were only Jordan and Starks shots got in the way of golden era glory, the Knicks’ now have their first real leader in the post Porzingis era since Syracuse star ‘Melo for the Orangemen.

And he’s not alone. Barrett who was choosing Knicks’ mannequin heads to bucket on New York’s Late Night show with Jimmy Fallon nights before the draft cap has plenty to pass to in a Pelican rivaling young core of young guns, Kevin Knox and Allonzo Trier, new free agent signing Julius Randle (this Pel is still a big ‘cat out of Kentucky like Anthony Davis or DeMarcus Cousins reunited on the Lake Show like purple and gold fans hoped he would be too), Elfrid Payton and of course the soaring Dennis Smith Jr. Not to mention a bolstered bench of Taj Gibson and Reggie Bullock from more than midtown. Call it Chelsea, the Tribeca or even Battery Park after the High-Line of the Meatpacking District. The future of this franchise to the naked eye of ignorance is about to look better than the view from that new Vessel structure in Hudson Yards.

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Barrett began in Vegas with some early snake eyes trouble. But rolling the dice again he turned into a killer like Brandon Flowers. The man. Come round. Nothing can break. Nothing can break him down. First he scorched California’s new look King sized Lakers for 21 points, 10 rebounds and three assists. But it was his spell in his last Summer forecast against the Wizards were RJ showed Washington that just like NYC, DC may be America’s capital, but there’s nothing like New York, New York. He was so good you had to check the instant replay twice, with another 21 and 10, two perfect precision passes off cashing in a triple-double chip like he was a team that had both James Harden and Russell Westbrook on their roster roll call. Houston, do you read me?

Averages of 15.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists in a televised tournament that is basically a glorified practice scrimmage (tell me, do you even know who won the thing?) show he will be above so. The Canadian Maple Mamba has that syrup for your bacon. Even without free agent big names like Kevin and Kyrie who are one more decision away from being journeymen, forget super-teams, the Knicks may have a lifer in RJ from Coach K’s Duke fraternity administration in the association now. Can you relate? Barrett could be brilliant and New York no longer a rotten apple. But a couple of big names away from having their title again in the Mecca of Madison Square Garden’s, World’s Most Famous Arena in bright Times Square lights.

It’s almost a New Year for New York, time for the ball to drop.

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