ANDRE DRUMMOND officially signs with Lakers
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:35 pm    Post subject:

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Billy Mac proclaiming Drummond will be ready for Miami.


Just seeing LeBron, AD, and Dre all on the bench cheering on the team is making my nipples hard.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:13 pm    Post subject:

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Nash Vegas wrote:
Billy Mac proclaiming Drummond will be ready for Miami.


Just seeing LeBron, AD, and Dre all on the bench cheering on the team is making my nipples hard.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:16 am    Post subject:

That was an effort worthy of cheering.

The defensive scrambling in the first half and the opportunities it creates is what was being discussed yesterday concerning “playing with urgency”.

Going to be interesting to see how Drummond fits into the rotation and adds a different type of pressure on opposing teams. Hoping Miami is the first reveal of what to expect.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:39 am    Post subject:

Four Decade Bandwagon wrote:
That was an effort worthy of cheering.

The defensive scrambling in the first half and the opportunities it creates is what was being discussed yesterday concerning “playing with urgency”.

Going to be interesting to see how Drummond fits into the rotation and adds a different type of pressure on opposing teams. Hoping Miami is the first reveal of what to expect.


IMO he'll do fine...if you noticed he was guarding Giannis when he played in the Bucks game....that's no joke to stay with a big who move's like that.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:58 am    Post subject:

If we get normal Drummond and last nights gasol we won’t lose a game
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:04 am    Post subject:

Halflife wrote:
If we get normal Drummond and last nights gasol we won’t lose a game


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:46 am    Post subject:

Still crazy to see Drummond‘s prorated minimum for a 3 - 4 months work is $800000
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:52 am    Post subject:

Halflife wrote:
If we get normal Drummond and last nights gasol we won’t lose a game


The onslaught of 3's didn't hurt either.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:01 pm    Post subject:

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Still crazy to see Drummond‘s prorated minimum for a 3 - 4 months work is $800000

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:10 am    Post subject:

Looking forward to the Bam matchup. Similar players imo.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:46 am    Post subject:

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Looking forward to the Bam matchup. Similar players imo.

I wish ad2 has bam’s passing and ball handling skills
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:12 pm    Post subject:

lurklurk wrote:
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Looking forward to the Bam matchup. Similar players imo.

I wish ad2 has bam’s passing and ball handling skills


Agree with the passing/court vision. But AD2 can handle the rock a bit for a big man.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:54 pm    Post subject:

AD2 has been the #1 long enough he's got some decent passing. Not Bam level, but above average for the position.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 5:02 pm    Post subject:

Is drummond worth KCP+Schröder+Harrell
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:12 pm    Post subject:

Drummond is out of shape right now, I'll give him that. He looks like he's played on bad teams. Unaware and not ready to receive a pass!
He's too big and there isn't really anyone on the floor who can match his size and athleticism, but he doesn't know how to use it.

Let's see how this goes... He'll be better with AD/LBJ but we can't wait that long!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:33 pm    Post subject:

Drummond's 1st double-double as a Laker!!
    Solid game by A-Drum: 15 points on 5 -9 FG (55.6%), 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:40 pm    Post subject:

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Drummond is out of shape right now, I'll give him that. He looks like he's played on bad teams. Unaware and not ready to receive a pass!
He's too big and there isn't really anyone on the floor who can match his size and athleticism, but he doesn't know how to use it.

Let's see how this goes... He'll be better with AD/LBJ but we can't wait that long!


Guy played well. What did you expect considering it was his first full game?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:16 pm    Post subject:

lakurluv wrote:
Drummond is out of shape right now, I'll give him that. He looks like he's played on bad teams. Unaware and not ready to receive a pass!
He's too big and there isn't really anyone on the floor who can match his size and athleticism, but he doesn't know how to use it.

Let's see how this goes... He'll be better with AD/LBJ but we can't wait that long!


Isn’t he “only” 6’10?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:47 pm    Post subject:

With Bron and AD, that trio will be a beast, I dont think anyone can stop them.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:04 pm    Post subject:

lakurluv wrote:
Drummond is out of shape right now, I'll give him that. He looks like he's played on bad teams. Unaware and not ready to receive a pass!
He's too big and there isn't really anyone on the floor who can match his size and athleticism, but he doesn't know how to use it.

Let's see how this goes... He'll be better with AD/LBJ but we can't wait that long!


He already topped Marc's best game as a Laker. Easily better than what we had starting
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:14 pm    Post subject:

Notice that Dre likes to face up in the post ala Trez. I want to see more banging in the post instead and making use of that big body booty of his!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:21 pm    Post subject:

Amazing pick up. He will be HUGE with AD and LeBron on the court. So big, so tall, so versatile. Its our make up for RINGS ERNIE.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:32 am    Post subject:

Only had 3 assists but all 3 showed good promise. Two of them out of the post—a bullet pass for a kickout to wes off the post up and a nice shovel pass to a cutting caruso. The last one was a lob to kcp while running the break. Low key already a better passer than AD.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:43 am    Post subject:

Drummond's listed at 6'11 and 279lbs. I'm sure it's closer to 6'10/270, but either way you slice it, he made Bam look small. He has more girth and takes up a ton of space.

I'm happy to see him with the Double/Double and that should be the minimum expectation for him. However some measure different than others and there were just a few possessions I would like to see him exert 'Dominance' on the floor and put fear in the opposing team. That's truly the difference between a good player and a great player. I'm surprised with all that size he doesn't bully players more inside, when he seals them, I mean it's pretty much a done deal. A few more games to regain his athleticism and awareness and he should be good.

I'm not concerned about him at all, but we need that from him prior to AD/LBJ coming back. I'm more concerned with Vogel's rotations, as he's proven in the past to make some bad coaching decisions.

Kuz or THT in the lineup last night and that's a different outcome. Miami doesn't want to see our full squad at 100% health. No one does!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:00 am    Post subject:

Dre looks rusty still. He was mis-timing his jumps all game. He was fumbling the ball a bit and was generally off. He still showed more in that game than Gasol did all season. Gasol still is guy you can run the offense through but I feel that Dre will be key once the big guns get back.
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