Embiid’s new backup center in Philadelphia? Drummond.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Free agent C Andre Drummond has agreed to a one-year deal with the 76ers, source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
Kyle Neubeck of The Philly Voice:
Andre Drummond's deal is for the minimum, per source
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) August 3, 2021
Drummond’s defensive attentiveness comes and goes. His offensive ambition too often outpaces his ability. The 27-year-old’s finishing has declined with his athleticism.
But he’s an excellent rebounder. When active, he can make plenty of positive plays inside on both ends of the floor. A minimum salary is such a small outlay.
Furkan Korkmaz has agreed to a three-year, $15M deal to stay with the 76ers, his agents Mike Lindeman and Jeff Schwartz of @excelbasketball tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 2, 2021
Shams Charania of The Athletic:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 3, 2021
Just $1,275,491 of Hill’s $10,047,297 salary is guaranteed. Waiving him will help avoid luxury tax. But Philadelphia probably won’t use his roster slot on a better player. Saving money likely hurts the team on the court.
The 24-year-old Korkmaz is a 3-point specialist who could improve his aggressiveness. That’s a reasonable price in a league where wings and shooters come at a premium.