Stan Van Gundy on Hack-A-Drummond: 'If we get better, we'll see it more'

BY foxsports • August 18, 2015

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has a bright future ahead of him, but he also may have a lot of missed free throws in his future.

After shooting just 38.9 percent from the foul line last season, Drummond could be sent to the line with the "Hack-A" strategy much more often next season. 

Here's what Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy told Zach Lowe on the Lowe Post podcast, as transcribed by the Detroit Free Press:

"We had teams do it,” said Van Gundy. “Quite honestly if we get better we’ll see it more. I had Dwight Howard and I also had Shaq (Shaquille O’Neal) so I’ve been through this before. In terms of wins and losses it just hasn’t been that effective. It might be effective for a possession or two…. 

“I don’t think it’s hopeless,” said Van Gundy. “I think my hope would be that this year we could get him up over 50% and we could start pushing 60%. If you get him over 50% then it’s not really an effective strategy. If you get to 52% then you’re having a quality possession.”

(h/t Lowe Post, Detroit Free Press)

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