In what was a major transfer shortly after the commerce deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers signed veteran heart Andre Drummond after he was purchased out by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Nevertheless, whereas Drummond seems to be somebody who will stuff the stat sheets for the Lakers, it should seemingly be on the expense of latest teammate Marc Gasol’s taking part in time.
After the transfer was made to amass Drummond (who will begin at heart going ahead), Gasol spoke to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, expressing his frustrations along with his present function with the Lakers.
“I believe there’s an ‘if’ — ‘if’ they want you. And it’s an enormous ‘if. You’re not Plan A proper now. You’re Plan C, D…You need to settle for it as a result of that’s your job. And that’s what you signal as much as do. It’s by no means straightforward to just accept that.”
This actually wouldn’t be straightforward to just accept, after beginning in all however one sport that he’s performed on this season.
Gasol would go on to say that he understands how the NBA works and that he’s nonetheless dedicated to the staff.
“Issues can change rapidly within the NBA, simply as they’ve modified for me. I’m dedicated to this staff. It’s a tough capsule to swallow as a result of I do know I’m going to be out of the lineup sooner or later. It’s by no means straightforward on a participant. As a basketball participant, you need to play. You need to contribute, particularly once you made that dedication for that purpose. However, we’ll see.”
By way of 40 video games this season, the 36-year-old has averaged 4.8 factors and 4.0 rebounds in 19.7 minutes per sport. Although Gasol would possibly slip within the depth chart with the acquisition of Drummond, he’s nonetheless an incredible security internet in case of harm and brings further depth on the heart place.