Los Angeles Lakers Sign All-Star Andre Drummond
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed All-Star center Andre Drummond.
This is exciting news for the Lakers, who are currently without All-Stars Anthony Davis and LeBron James. The Lakers are hoping to repeat as NBA champions again, but they have a major obstacle right now. Both of their superstars are currently sidelined with injuries. The Lakers have been without Davis for over a month now, and James was recently injury during their March 20 game with the Atlanta Hawks.
Since then, the Lakers have tried to stay competitive without their stars anchoring them. So far, the team has won two games and lost three. The team is currently fourth in the Western Conference. Now there is hope for the team with the latest signing of Drummond.
Earlier this season, Drummond was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers after being traded to them by the Detriot Pistons. The All-Star center played in 25 games with Cleveland before being bought out by the team on Friday. Once the announcement of him being an available free agent hit the market, teams were instantly interested in the All-Star.
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Fortunately for Los Angeles, Drummond was interested and decided to sign with them. The team announced on Sunday that the All-Star officially signed with the team.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 29, 2021
“Andre Drummond gives us powerful, anchor-point skills on both ends of the court,” said general manager Rob Pelinka in a statement. “We feel extremely fortunate to add a player of his caliber and magnitude to our core group at this stage of our journey to defend the NBA title.”
The All-Star center will provide a big boost and the star power the team is lacking right now. This season Drummond is averaging 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks. Drummond is expected to start at the center.
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