Andre Drummond made a big leap in the 2015-16 season. He NBA Live Mobile Coins helped the Pistons reach the playoffs for the first time in seven years and averaged 16 points, a league-leading 15 rebounds, and over a block per game. Those numbers got him the first of what will surely be multiple All-Star appearances. Yet, despite his continued growth, Drummond hasn't yet become the franchise player that can lead Detroit into contention. He’s still young enough to put it all together, but he hasn’t arrived yet.


Drummond’s most obvious shortcoming is his ghastly free throw shooting, but it’s not the only one. Drummond only connected on 35 percent of his attempts from the line, a horrible number that makes him a prime candidate for intentional fouling, forcing his coach to sit him during crunch time. But beneath the surface, Drummond also has subtle shortcomings that have prevented him from reaching his full potential ... yet.              


Drummond should be an imposing defender. In practice, not so muchLast year, Detroit had a very smart defensive game plan that focused on preventing three-pointers — especially from the corners — and coercing opponents into taking mid-range jumpers. They had the right personnel on the perimeter to do so, as both Reggie Jackson and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope did a good job of containing their men more often than not.


Yet, the Pistons still ranked a mediocre 13th in points allowed per 100 possessions because they lacked the final ingredient needed for their scheme to excel: a truly dominant rim protector. Drummond looks like one, but doesn’t actually play like it. In order to take away pull-up threes, the Pistons' Cheap NBA Live Coins perimeter defenders fought over screens, so Drummond could hang back and be the last line of defense. The whole point was for him to deter drives and allow the guards to recover, even if it meant often allowing shots from the in-between area.