Andre Drummond’s offensive drought couldn’t come at a more challenging time for the Lakers.
On Tuesday night, Drummond — who the Lakers signed from the buyout market last month after he parted ways with the Cavaliers — scored just four points on 2-for-7 shooting in a 101-93 win over the Hornets. That came one night after Drummond put up just three points in a loss to the Knicks.
The 6-foot-10 center spoke about his recent play following Tuesday’s game, and said offensively, this is “probably the worst” he’s played in his career. Drummond, a 9-year veteran, entered the league in 2012 after the Pistons drafted him with the 9th overall pick.
m still trying to figure it out here. I’m not allowing it to take me out of my game. I know why I’m here, which is to help this team defensively. Offensively, it will come for me,” Drummond said from Spectrum Center in Charlotte.
The new Laker is without the team’s stars LeBron James and Anthony Davis, both of whom are still recovering from injury.
Davis has been out since Feb. 14 with a calf strain and tendonitis in his right leg. He is set to be reevaluated this week and could return to the starting lineup in 10-14 days, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
During Davis’ absence — Monday marked his 26th game missed — James went down with a high right ankle sprain during the Lakers’ March 20 loss to the Hawks.