Los Angeles Lakers followers will get a superb take a look at middle Andre Drummond when he makes his staff debut Wednesday towards the Milwaukee Bucks.
As famous by the NBA’s official web site, the two-time All-Star will begin for Wednesday night’s nationally televised showdown. Coach Frank Vogel mentioned on Tuesday that Drummond will get the nod over Marc Gasol, who is anticipated to be a part of the rotation together with present backup Montrezl Harrell.
“I feel the extent of pleasure for me is at an all-time excessive,” Drummond mentioned after his first full follow with the Lakers, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
The 27-year-old hasn’t performed in a aggressive sport since Feb. 12 because the Cleveland Cavaliers had been hoping to deal him to a purchaser forward of final Thursday’s commerce deadline. When that deadline got here and went with Drummond nonetheless on Cleveland’s roster, the 2 events agreed to a contract buyout that allowed him to return to phrases with the Lakers over the weekend.
The Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets had been additionally reportedly serious about Drummond as of Friday.
Drummond averaged 17.5 factors and 13.5 rebounds in 25 video games, all begins, with Cleveland this season earlier than he was relegated to the bench.
“I felt unbelievable,” he mentioned after Tuesday’s follow. “I wasn’t winded.”