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Podcast: Andre Drummond joining the Lakers isn’t evidence of a buyout market problem

Plus, why we don’t really think Andre Drummond joining the Lakers is evidence that the NBA has a buyout market problem.

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Andre Drummond is officially a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The team’s new seven-footer — and seemingly, likely starter — was introduced by the team today, and we have some thoughts on it all.

On the latest episode of “Lakers, Explained” — a podcast by Silver Screen and Roll — co-hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin reacted to what Drummond had to say in his first appearance as a member of the Lakers, and what questions still need to be answered moving forward. What do they think of how he’ll fit after hearing what he has to say, and should we feel now that the addition is officially official? They dove in.

After that, Harrison and Anthony discussed the overwrought narrative of big, coastal markets ruining the league by getting all the talent, something that reared its ugly head over the weekend after the Lakers got Drummond and the Brooklyn Nets got LaMarcus Aldridge to go with their previous buyout addition, Blake Griffin.

Harrison and Anthony broke down why they don’t think this complaint holds up to the facts under close scrutiny, and why the NBA trying to legislate it would be a mistake.

You can listen to all that and more on the entire episode in the player embedded below, and to make sure you never miss a single one moving forward, subscribe to the Silver Screen and Roll podcast feed on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts.

You can follow Harrison on Twitter at @hmfaigen, and Anthony at @AnthonyIrwinLA.

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