Andre Drummond looking healthy as he participates in Lakers practice

Robert Marvi
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The Los Angeles Lakers have fallen to fifth place in the Western Conference, and they badly need some good health.

Luckily, big man Andre Drummond looks to be recovered from the toe injury he suffered last week.

Drummond was acquired off the buyout market about a week ago. He made his debut this past Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks, but was forced to exit early in the second half.

It’s been reported that he was in great discomfort for days afterward.

Whenever he returns, Drummond’s rebounding, defense and overall activity can greatly help the Purple and Gold. He also has the ability to somewhat help the team offensively.

For his career, the 27-year-old has averages of 14.6 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.5 blocks per game.

The Lakers are in the midst of a seven-game road trip. They have a contest against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. The team has already been without LeBron James (sprained ankle) and Anthony Davis (strained calf) for quite a while.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.