Sixers’ Andre Drummond gets brutally honest after leaving LeBron James and Lakers
Andre Drummond, Anthony Davis and LeBron James
Andre Drummond was one of the big men Lakers had acquired whilst their struggles in the 2020-21 season. But as the season went in vain, so did Drummond’s tenure in the purple and gold. Ahead of the start of the 2021-22 season, the 28-years-old gave an honest reason on why he left LeBron James and the Lakers. Moreover, the two-time All-Star got brutally honest upon the same.
To bring everyone on the same page, Drummond’s short-lived tenure in purple and gold was not exceptional. Having to cause threat at the rim, he somehow could not find his rhythm whilst playing alongside the other marquee scorers. So, when he got a chance, Drummond decided to sign a one-year-deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, wherein he could partner alongside Joel Embiid and Seth Curry.
What was opinionated by Andre Drummond?
“Times is changing, and they made different trades and different changes to their team to where it didn’t make sense for me to go back there,” Drummond said during his introductory press conference for the Sixers, via Sam Leweck of Lakers Daily. “I just took the next best thing after that, and it was to come to Philly. I think it’s a great fit for me.”
Simply put, Andre Drummond knew that the overhaul the Lakers are currently going through has left him on the outside looking in. He knew there was no room for him in LA and it was in everybody’s best interest for him to move on.
To think about it, the two-time All-Star does have a better ole to fill in while his stint in Philadelphia. If he was to stay in Hollywood, it is hard to imagine, Drummond getting clutch time to play alongside Westbrook, LeBron and Davis. But as things stand, the Sixers are currently placed fifth in the Eastern Conference Standings, with 1-win advantage over the reigning champions Bucks. Will Drummond finally be able to make a decent playoff run? It remains to be seen as the 2021-22 hoop bonanza continues.