Not all backup gigs are created equal, and with the Sixers, Drummond should get ample on-court opportunity, and in turn, he could reinvigorate his career after a couple of underwhelming stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers.
“I think it’s a great place for him,” Sixers coach Doc Rivers said of Drummond’s fit in Philadelphia. “Obviously, I’m biased, but having him and Joel, just think of that. Joel goes off the floor, Drummond comes on the floor. We’re gonna be protective of Joel so in the games Joel misses, we’re gonna have Andre Drummond starting in those games. That’s gonna make us all feel good all the time.”
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“In life, things change, and it’s nothing that is affecting me at all, or making me feel any type of way. That’s the role that’s been given to me. It’s something that I’ve accepted and I’m willing to do,” Drummond said of coming off of the bench in his introductory press conference with the Sixers.