The two-time All-Star might not be of the same caliber he was before these days, but Doc Rivers made it clear that he believes Drummond will be a great addition to the Sixers during the team’s media day on Monday. Rivers offered a promising update on Drummond’s progress through two practices so far. “Let’s do something about that. So I’m telling you, he’s in great shape. He’s doing great things right now. He’s just got to keep doing it.”
Considering Drummond is battling with the rookie center Charles Bassey and the second-year power forward/center Paul Reed, his experience alone will more than likely give him the upper hand to become Embiid’s primary backup. If Drummond can continue to do “Great things” for the Sixers, he could earn himself a solid long-term role in the future – whether it be in Philly or somewhere else.