Source: Sixers agree to sign Drummond to 1-year deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Sixers have agreed to sign a Lakers big man for a second consecutive year in free agency. This one happens to have a bit of a rivalry with Joel Embiid.
Andre Drummond and the Sixers have agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran minimum, a source confirmed Tuesday to NBC Sports Philadelphia. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news.
The 27-year-old Drummond is a two-time All-Star and the Sixers will be his fourth NBA team. Like Dwight Howard, who’s set to leave the Sixers and join the Lakers again, Drummond is an excellent rebounder. He’d led the league in that category four times.
Like Howard, Drummond is also limited. For his NBA career, he’s a 47 percent foul shooter, although he’s improved slightly in recent seasons. Drummond rarely attempts long-range jumpers and is not especially flexible as a defender.
Drummond and Embiid have been involved in several contentious exchanges on and off the court, including the memorable claim by Embiid in 2018 that he “owned a lot of real estate” in Drummond’s head.
More coming …