Los Angeles Lakers strengthen their squad with Andre Drummond
Los Angeles Lakers, the last champion of the American Basketball League (NBA), added all-star center Andre Drummond to its squad.
The Lakers, who could not get the efficiency they wanted from the veteran player Marc Gasol with whom he agreed this season, and the defensive disadvantage due to the shortness of his backup long, Montrezl Harrell, made an important move.
In the statement made on the Lakers website, on the last day of the swap period, a contract was signed with Drummond, who was released after an agreement with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Selected all-star in 2016 and 2018, 4 times the league’s rebound king, Drummond averaged 14.6 points and 13.8 rebounds throughout his career.
The 27-year-old basketball player, who started his career in the Detroit Pistons in 2012 and was traded to the Cavaliers in the middle of the 2019-20 season, produced 17.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game this season.
Nets signs with Aldridge
The ambitious team of the Eastern Conference Brooklyn Nets also linked LaMarcus Aldridge, released by the San Antonio Spurs, to its colors.
The 35-year-old under-the-paint player, who was selected all-star for 7 times in his career, played for the Portland Trail Blazers from 2006, when he entered the NBA until 2015, when he signed with Spurs.
Aldridge, who has career averages of 19.4 points and 8.3 rebounds, is playing with averages of 13.7 points and 4.5 rebounds this season.