Stan Van Gundy won’t rule out Andre Drummond shooting FTs underhanded
When you’re a career 38 percent shooter from the charity stripe, it’s probably time to start experimenting with some bold new strategies.
Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy certainly thinks so in his increasingly Sisyphean attempts to solve the dilemma posed by center Andre Drummond’s notorious bricklaying at the free throw line.
Van Gundy was asked on Thursday about the possibility of Drummond potentially beginning to shoot free throws underhanded to which he replied, “Everything is on the table,” per Rod Beard of The Detroit News.
#Pistons SVG on Drummond shooting FT underhanded: "My discussion with Andre yesterday and with Jeff and staff – everything is on the table."
— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) April 28, 2016
The sad part is that Drummond has gotten progressively worse as a free throw shooter as the years have gone by. His 35.5 percent mark from the line in 2015-16 was the lowest of his four-year NBA career so far.
The 22-year-old has all the talent in the world as a rim runner and an offensive rebound guzzler. But his insufferable deficiencies at the stripe not only turn him into a walking hack magnet but cap his ceiling as a player and open up a fatal flaw to the Pistons’ offense.
At this point, it’s highly doubtful that Drummond going full Rick Barry at the free throw line would make things any worse, so hell, what’s not to like?
H/T NBA Reddit