Bulls’ Drummond: ‘I’ll go down as the best rebounder ever’

Posted: 21/08/2022 in NBA
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Chicago Bulls center Andre Drummond believes he has already cemented himself as one of the best rebounders the league has ever seen – and there’s more to come.

“I think I’m already there,” Drummond told CT Insider’s Mike Anthony. “I’m on my way. By the time I retire, I’ll go down as the best rebounder ever – if not already.”

Drummond currently ranks 46th all time in career rebounds with 9,519 in 718 games. He sits behind Hall of Famers such as Dave DeBusschere and Bob Lanier and active players such as Denver Nuggets center DeAndre Jordan and Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, the latter of whom ranks 38th.

However, Drummond’s per-game average of 13.3 rebounds brings him to 11th, the highest mark for an active player.

The two-time All-Star has led the NBA in rebounding on four occasions, once in 2015-2016 with 14.8 per game, which helped him land a spot on the All-NBA third team. He then led the league for three seasons straight from 2017-2020, including 16 per contest in 2017-2018.

Drummond spent eight seasons with the Detroit Pistons before being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2020. Since then, the 29-year-old has spent time with the Cavs, Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Brooklyn Nets.

Chicago signed Drummond to a two-year, $6.6-million deal in the offseason.

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