Andre Drummond clears health and safety protocols, returns to practice


Philadelphia 76ers center Andre Drummond is back from health and safety protocols and was in practice today, according to Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Drummond entered the Protocols on December 19, ahead of a scheduled clash against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Sixers are 3-1 since entering Protocols, winning each of the last two games.

Drummond has appeared in 29 games with the Sixers this season, including 11 starts. In 19.7 minutes on average, he has six points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game for Philly. The four-time rebound leader signed with the Sixers in August after splitting his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers last season.

Despite the split in the frontcourt with star center Joel Embiid, the Sixers are averaging the fewest rebounds per game in the NBA (41.7). They’ve only hit this average once since Drummond entered the protocols, bringing him back should help in this department.

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