Via Detroit News, Pistons' Andre Drummond could rank as 'greatest teenager' in NBA history in terms of PER (Player Efficiency Rating).
Using the popular metric system PER (Player Efficiency Rating), Drummond's PER of 21.9, if it keeps up, will be the highest for any teenager in NBA history. Higher than MVP's LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, as well as Carmelo Anthony and Tracy McGrady.
If Drummond played 36 minutes a night, his averages would look like this: 13.0 points, 13.3 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.5 steals, with 59.7-percent shooting.
I know Player Efficiency Rating is only one way to measure a player's ability - Most would agree that LeBron and Kobe had better teenage seasons than Drummond. Still, it's nice to see Drummond doing so well so early in his career, when many feared he was a potential bust. I know it's still early, but with Drummond and Monroe continuing to improve upfront, the Pistons should be back to being consistent playoff contenders in the next few years.