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Andre Drummond the next Shaq?

How does the rookie compare to some of the elite centers of the past?

Updated: February 1, 2013, 12:09 PM ET
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider
Andre DrummondIssac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty ImagesHas Andre Drummond done enough to be considered a rookie of the year candidate?

Andre Drummond put up 18 points and 18 rebounds in just 28 minutes on Tuesday, the latest in a series of big stat lines in short minutes for the 19-year-old rookie. Pistons fans, enduring what looks like a fourth straight season without De-troit Bas-ket-ball in the postseason, are clamoring to see more of the prodigiously talented young center -- and to make their case, they point to his stats.