The deal will bring together Drummond, a two-time All-Star who has led the NBA in rebounding four times in his career, and 76ers superstar big man Joel Embiid.
Embiid got Drummond ejected from the fourth quarter of a game in 2018 with a flop after Drummond’s arm came up near his head, and then called Drummond a “Bum” in a tweet a few weeks later.
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It was just a few months ago that Drummond, after clearing waivers upon agreeing to a buyout with the Cavaliers, signed with the Lakers as the biggest-name player available on the buyout market. The fit became more complicated over time, with Drummond’s star in Los Angeles eventually dimming to the point that he was left on the sideline for the final game of the Lakers’ season, Game 6 of their first-round series with the Phoenix Suns, in which he was a DNP-CD to cap off his short and rocky stint in Los Angeles.