Andre Drummond is one of the last rebounding machines in the modern NBA and one of the best traditional bigs in the game.
Despite the center position losing a lot of value in the last six years, Drummond believes the big men are coming back to conquer the NBA.
According to Chris Fedor of cleveland.com:
“In terms of the big man position dying, I don’t think that’s a real thing. I think it’s more of just, you know, people not knowing basketball or paying attention to what is going on.
The big man is coming back. You look at the perennial bigs, we’ve got (Nikola) Jokic, Joel Embiid, myself, (Kristaps) Porzingis, (Jusuf) Nurkic, go down the list of bigs that are playing really, really well or holding their own at the position.”
Drummond has been shipped to Cleveland for a second-round pick and several expiring contracts leaving Detroit after eight seasons in the last season’s deadline.
The former Pistons’ big man became an All-Star during his stint in Detroit establishing himself as one of the best rebounders in the league.
He has averages of 14.5 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.4 blocks per contest during his NBA career.