Philadelphia 76ers backup big man Andre Drummond achieved a new milestone on November 18th. Drummond secured the 9000th rebound of his career becoming the second youngest player in NBA history to accomplish that feat and doing so in just 660 career games. That means congratulations are certainly in order here for Mr. Drummond.
Drummond has played well for the Embiid-less Sixers, providing high energy and rebounding levels that we all expect from Kareem-Abdul Drummond. On November 8th, Drummond contributed a 76ers season-high 25 rebound performance in a loss for the Sixers, showing the hustle and ability expected of him.
Drummond has been a rebounding machine over his ten seasons in the NBA since being drafted 9th overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2012 NBA draft, hitting double-digit rebounds in 9 out of his ten seasons so far. His highest rebound total came in the 2017-2018 season, where he secured 16.0 rebounds per game. His lowest came during his rookie year, with 7.6 rebounds per game in only 20.7 minutes per game.
Drummond’s veracity on the boards is often unmatched, and because of this, he currently sits at 61st on the all-time list for rebounding, just behind current 76ers General Manager Elton Brand, who has 9040 career rebounds over his 17-year career.
Realistically, if Drummond continues to average around 10.8 rebounds per game and stays healthy this year, we could see Drummond move as far as the top 50 on the all time rebounding list as he sits only 617 rebounds away from cracking that exclusive club.
With his new mark of 9001 rebounds, Drummond will surely continue to add to that total and contribute to the rest of the Sixers’ season and their eventual playoff run.
While Drummond will surely move up on the rebound leaderboards, we, as Sixers fans, should take this time to celebrate Drummond and all the hard work he has put in this season for the Sixers. From PhillySportsNetwork to Andre Drummond, congratulations on 9k rebounds.