The big man is reportedly expected to play over 30 minutes a game for the Lakers.
Shams: “Drummond will start at center and play significant amount of minutes, 30+ minutes a night”
Gasol is trending towards being moved out of the rotation
— pickuphoop (@pickuphoop) March 31, 2021
Drummond, 27, signed with the Lakers after finalizing a buyout with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Lakers could use Drummond. The team has struggled without superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, who are both sidelined due to injury.
Drummond is putting up 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game this season. He helped the Cavs stay competitive in the early part of the season before they transitioned their attention to rising star Jarrett Allen.
The Lakers hold a 30-17 record this season.