Drummond is having one of the best rebounding seasons the NBA has seen in years.
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It would be silly if Andre Drummond didn't make it onto the All-Star team this season. Heck, Drummond has a legitimate chance to start as one of the Eastern Conference's three frontcourt players.
Hassan Whiteside has a legitimate All-Star argument, too, swatting more shots than anyone in the NBA so far this season. Tuesday night, the two will face off against each other in a battle between possibly the two most athletic centers in the East. It should be immensely entertaining, and Whiteside's comments leading into the game aren't taming the matchup one bit.
From Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post:
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Whiteside is averaging 12.7 points and 10.7 boards per game on the season. Most impressively, he's swatting 4.0 shots a night.
Drummond, though, is on another level. He's not putting up the block totals of Whiteside, whose defense actually has its own questions, but he's averaging 18.2 points and a ridiculous 16.4 rebounds per game. No one has put up those numbers since Moses Malone did it in 1978-79.
Whiteside very complimentary of Drummond, but “I don’t feel like he’s ahead of me."