Andre Drummond signs one-year deal with 76ers
After losing Dwight Howard in free agency, the Philadelphia 76ers replace him with former Lakers center Andre Drummond on a minimum contract, according to Kyle Neubeck. Drummond was bought out of his contract with Cleveland last season before signing with LA to make a title push. During 21 games with the Lakers, Drummond averaged 12 points and ten rebounds in 25 minutes.
Signing Andre Drummond comes as a shock to many Sixers fans. Joel Embiid and Drummond have had a very public feud throughout their careers. Adding Drummond on a veteran’s minimum to backup Joel is an incredible deal and softens the blow of losing Dwight just yesterday. Drummond will slide into that backup center role seamlessly for Philadelphia and hopefully be able to be productive on the defensive end despite his limited offensive ability.
Philly has been making several moves during the first 24 hours of free agency. From signing Furkan Korkmaz to a $15 million deal to waiving George Hill, there are likely more signings on the horizon. Danny Green remains a free agent, with the two sides talking numerous times since the start of free agency.
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