Andre Drummond has played 10 games so far with the Los Angeles Lakers since joining them as a midseason buyout free agent. And with just 11 games to go in the regular season, the team has now seen just about half of the sample size they’re going to get on “The Big Penguin” before the playoffs begin, so it’s probably about time for us to discuss what we’ve seen so far, and what we feel like we (and the Lakers) can expect from Drummond in the postseason at this point.
To do that, I could think of no one better to join me than Sopan Deb of the New York Times, also known as “the man who once argued on Twitter that Drummond will be a Hall of Famer one day.” After briefly discussing that whole episode, we dove in to Drummond’s play with the Lakers so far, and tried to make the cases both for and against him as a meaningful playoff contributor, as well as talking about how we see this addition going for the Lakers.
Finally, to wrap up the show, we debated if we’re all giving this too much thought, and if the addition of Drummond will actually matter all that much one way or the other when the postseason rolls around. Because if Anthony Davis and LeBron James are healthy, we all know what the Lakers’ formula for winning is going to be when things get tight, anyway.
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You can follow Harrison on Twitter at @hmfaigen, and Sopan at @SopanDeb. If you want to check out his excellent book — “Missed Translations: Meeting the Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me” — that we briefly discussed at the end, you can buy it here.