Andre Drummond requests to train with Hakeem Olajuwon

The vocal segment of Pistons fans who believe any NBA player can turn into an elite post player simply by training with Hakeem Olajuwon might get their wish. Keith Langlois of

This teaser on @DRE_DRUMMOND_ Plans not final, but he’s reached out to Hakeem Olajuwon for a summer session with the HOFer in Houston.

Kudos to Andre Drummond for taking this proactive step, but don’t assume this will fix his very raw post game. There’s no doubt Olajuwon is one of the best and most-developed interior players of all-time, but that doesn’t mean he’s a great teacher or Drummond is a great student – and, even if they both are, that doesn’t mean their teaching and learning styles will mesh.

Michael Jordan practices with the Bobcats, and they’re still terrible. Not every great player can transfer his skills to every current player.

Hopefully, Drummond will work with Olajuwon and learn a lot, but don’t mistake this for a guaranteed success.

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