The Lakers finally added a pivot with all the qualities that were necessary for the team, after the departure of Dwight Howard and JaVale MvGee from the cast.
Andre Drummond arrived and with him a frenzy around the search for the second Lakers’ potential.
The pivot hasn’t even debuted yet, but something the board needs to think about right now is: how much will it cost Lakers’ coffers to keep Andre Drummond on the team next season.
“He could still end up in Charlotte this offseason, when league executives interviewed by the Bleacher Report said they believed Drummond would reach an average annual salary of $ 18 million like Clint Capela’s, but perhaps more likely a contract similar in length to that of Steven Adams over a two-year extension for $ 35 million with New Orleans ”
After reinstating his contract with Cavs, Drummond decided to join the Lakers in a $ 800,000 deal for a year. For that amount, the player’s arrival was considered a super deal for the Lakers. Drummond has played 25 games this season and averages 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game.
It has already been said by coach Frank Vogel that he expects the center to play for many years in the Lakers. In view of Davis’ absence, there is no doubt that the player will play a very important role for this team, but even so, there is no guarantee that he will continue with the Lakers next season.
If he manages to stand out, surely the Lakers’ board will have to break his head to keep the player in his squad, with a more lucrative contract for the player.
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But, for now, let’s leave this problem to Pelinka and company and enjoy the pivot’s presence in the search for another NBA title.
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