Andre Drummond: "I deserve the Hall of Fame"

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Andre Drummond: "I deserve the Hall of Fame"
Andre Drummond: "I deserve the Hall of Fame" © Carmen Mandato / Staff getty Images Sport

Andre Drummond spoke on The Comfortable Pod podcast, calling himself the best rebounder ever and stressing that he deserves his place in the Hall of Fame. He told: "I was one of those guys who played 40-plus minutes. I was a star, I made the All-Star Game, I was named to the All-NBA team, all those things.

I'm a candidate for the Hall of Fame, and I'm the best rebounder ever. I've done great things in my career, in fact, I'm pretty sure I'm in the top-20 to get into the Hall of Fame, so I have a great chance of doing that."

About Drummond

Drummond began his high school career at Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, Connecticut.

During his freshman year he averaged 12.7 points, 11.9 rebounds and 6.5 blocks per game. The following year he managed to improve by increasing his statistics to 20.2 points, 16.6 rebounds and 7.2 blocks per game while also adding 4.5 steals.

After two years playing at Capital Preparatory he transferred to St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Connecticut. His experience at the new school was positive as he led it to the national championship in 2011 and graduated that same year.

Andre Drummond was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the ninth overall pick of the 2012 draft. In his rookie season he immediately became one of the best players on the team, averaging 7.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1 steal and 1.6 blocks.

in just 20.7 minutes per game. On May 13, 2013, the NBA named him to the All-Rookie second team. That year he also placed fourth in the rookie of the year award, accumulating 36 points. On March 28, 2021 he moved to the Los Angeles Lakers via the buyout market.

On February 22, 2022, he was traded along with Ben Simmons, Seth Curry and two future second-round picks to the Brooklyn Nets, in exchange for James Harden and Paul Millsap. He debuted four days later with 11 points and 9 rebounds in a 109-85 win against the Sacramento Kings. During free agency he signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Bulls.