Wallace Taking Pistons’ Drummond Under Wing
Detriot Pistons center Andre Drummond said assistant coach and former Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace has made workouts varied and fun for him, coming up with something new daily to keep it fresh.
“It all ties in to the same thing, but we do it in different ways and it makes it fun and more enjoyable to come in and do it.”
Wallace’s basketball IQ and exceptional versatility were widely extolled throughout his NBA career, but Drummond’s athleticism gives him something else in his toolbox. If Drummond can assimilate Wallace’s savvy into his repertoire, his ceiling might be beyond anyone’s reach.
“I’ve picked up a lot of different tricks just being with him,” Drummond said. “We’re not doing anything drastic as of yet. Right now, he’s just telling me he’s going to keep it simple since it’s so early but at the end of the season you’ll see something a lot different than at the beginning. He’s said, ‘You’re one of the fastest bigs I’ve ever seen and your feet are really good, light on your feet, and you move really well, so the moves I show you, you should do 10 times faster than I did.’ So I’m excited for what’s coming.”