“What people see is this raw talent that he brings,” Dumars said. “What people don’t see is the infectious personality that he has. That’s why you see so many people embracing him. That’s why he’s such a likeable guy. He has an infectious, great spirit about him that makes you root for him. He’s a guy you root for when he gets on the floor because he’s so open and pure and honest with you. That’s what people don’t see about him that we all – everybody, internally – know this kid has a great spirit about him.”
I already like Andre Drummond a great deal, so this is a bit of an existential crisis. Is it possible to like him even more? As I ponder this question, I’m comforted that everyone is probably in the same boat.