Losing 20-lbs and Adding a 3-Point Shot, Drummond is Ready for Season
The big man position is changing.
With the analytics movement in full swing, players are expected to be more versatile than ever before. They must be quicker and most importantly step out and knock down the three-point shot. That being said, athleticism is key and staying fit and ready is of utmost importance. The big man position is no longer about roaming the paint. Centres have to run the floor, set hard screens at the top of the elbow, and shoot.
To survive in this league, Drummond understood that he had to put in the work this offseason – and he did just that.
The Detroit Pistons center went through a lifestyle change, which allowed him to get stronger, more athletic, and lose approximately 20-points since season’s end, lowering his weight down to 285-pounds.
“I think for me it’s just finding something that works for me,” he said. “In the previous years, it was kind of feeling it out to get my body in tiptop shape. Last year was the first year I really found what it took to get my body to where it needed to, and that’s a plan I’ve stuck with.”
As the Pistons are preparing for a first full season with Blake Griffin and new head coach Dwane Casey, Drummond is prepared for whatever 2018-19 will throw his way.