Andre Drummond is literally keeping it subjective in the conversation of the game’s greatest rebounder ever.
The big man boldly claims that he is already up there when his career is all said and done.
“I think I’m already there,” Drummond told Mike Anthony of CT Insider. “I’m on my way. By the time I retire, I’ll go down as the best rebounder ever—if not already.”
There is no doubt that the center is a monster under the glass in terms of grabbing the boards.
With 13.3 career boards per game average – the highest for an active player – Drummond has led the league in rebounding for four different seasons (2016, 2017-2020).
Though he currently ranks 46th in all-time boards per game with 9,519 in 718 total games, he has the highest overall rebound percentage at 24.66%, greater than some notables like Dennis Rodman (23.44%), Dwight Howard (21.08%) and Moses Malone (19.76%).
Now settling as a role player, his usual tremendous rebounding numbers could regress. Last season, he had a career-low 9.3 boards average in his two split stints with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets.
And now serving as a backup for Nikola Vucevic in the Chicago Bulls, things may totally get different in his production on the shaded area.