Where does Andre Drummond rank among the NBA’s most-fun players?

Essentials

  • Teams: Detroit Pistons (25-39) at Toronto Raptors (35-27)
  • Date: March 12, 2014
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Television: Fox Sports Detroit

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Tim answered a few questions for a Raptors Republic preview, including this thoughtful response about how much joy Andre Drummond brings:

2) Is Drummond the most fun player in the league and, if not, where does he rank?

Drummond is easily the most fun Piston, but probably not the most fun player in the league. The majority of really exhilarating plays involve ball handling. Drummond is actually shockingly good at that for a young big man, but he rarely touches the ball because he doesn’t want to get sent to the stripe. If you prefer Noah, Love, or Davis, I’ll understand, but I’ll rank Drummond as the most fun big man.

Check out the rest of the Q&A and understand why a Toronto writer is focused on fun: The Raptors are a really fun team. They play all out, and they use their athleticism to fuel their success – the exact recipe many hoped the Pistons would follow this season.

The Raptors will likely enjoy playing this game, not because they’re likely to win (though they are), but because it seems they enjoy playing every game. There’s no question I’m jealous how their season turned out, especially considering they seemed to fit a similar profile to the Pistons before the season began.

Hopefully, the Pistons – win or lose – find some way to have Drummond-sized fun north of the border.

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