That’s ten years of the big man getting boards and making dunks.
In fact, he has been the rebounding champion four times since 2012 and has been named an All-Star twice too.
A lot of people might not talk about Drummond as one of the best in the business but when you crunch the numbers, he’s easily one of the finest rebounders of his generation.
My first thought was "What?"
Then I looked at some numbers. I'll still take Rodman, but it's not as crazy as it seems. There are guys who averaged way more rebounds, but the game was very different back then.
And this is coming from someone who is very much not a Drummond guy. https://t.co/YDkps0BdhZ
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) August 21, 2022
Drummond has just taken things even further, saying that he’ll be remembered as one of the best NBA rebounders of all time.
Your knee-jerk reaction to that statement might be one of shock.
NBA writer Keith Smith sure felt that way: “My first thought was ‘What?’ Then I looked at some numbers. I’ll still take Rodman, but it’s not as crazy as it seems. There are guys who averaged way more rebounds, but the game was very different back then.”
Smith added: “And this is coming from someone who is very much not a Drummond guy.”
Sure enough, Drummond is something special but his chances of producing impressive stats might be dwindling.
Moving To Chicago
For his career, Drummond has averaged 13.8 points, 13.3 rebounds, and 1.4 assists.
Those 13.3 boards currently come in as the 11th-most of all time.
You can understand why Drummond says that he might be one of the best to ever do it when he eventually retires.
But he’s going to get less of a chance to shine on his new team, the Bulls.
It is expected that Drummond will be the backup center for Nikola Vucevic.
That means less time on the floor and, therefore, less time to grab rebounds and work his way into the official top ten.