It’s early in Andre Drummond’s tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers but he’s already had some ups and downs. On Saturday, he dominated the Brooklyn Nets with 20 points and 11 rebounds in 22 minutes. He followed that up with an uninspiring three-point performance in a loss to the New York Knicks on Monday.
It’s clearly taking Drummond some time to get back into things after taking several weeks off. That didn’t stop Skip Bayless from ripping the center after his performance.
The game was concerning for Drummond but it’s far too early to suggest that he’s not going to be an impact player for the Lakers. First of all, he hasn’t even had a chance to play with LeBron James yet. The superstar makes every player around him better. Drummond could have a much bigger impact when LeBron is on the court. He’s also still dealing with a toe issue. He lost his big toenail in his Lakers debut and those don’t grow back overnight. He’ll be just fine, but it’s going to take some time.