Sixers big man Andre Drummond doing things not seen since Hakeem Olajuwon

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Philadelphia 76ers big man Andre Drummond is on a veteran’s minimum deal as he tries to rebuild his value after a less than glamorous run with the Los Angeles Lakers. He did a terrific job of doing just that in Monday’s win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Filling in for a resting Joel Embiid, the two-time All-Star delivered a stat line of 14 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and five steals while not turning the ball over. It was a terrific performance for Drummond given the team was so short-handed and in need of somebody to lead the way.

Drummond’s stat line was impressive on paper, but it grew even more impressive when compared to Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon. Drummond is the first player since Olajuwon in 1990 to have 10-plus points, 15-plus rebounds, 5-plus assists, and 5-plus steals with no turnovers in a game.

Nobody will confuse Drummond for Olajuwon, but his start to the season has been impressive for Philadelphia. He has fully embraced his role coming off the bench and giving the team exactly what it needs to get a win.

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