Connect with us

Sportswire

Marc Gasol comments on Lakers’ tough addition of Andre Drummond

The Los Angeles Lakers bolstered their roster for the stretch run when they signed Andre Drummond last week, but the move likely means Marc Gasol will have a very minimal role going forward. As you might expect, that has not been easy for Gasol to take. Gasol, who has averaged just under 20 minutes per… Read More

The post Marc Gasol comments on Lakers’ tough addition of Andre Drummond appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Marc Gasol

The Los Angeles Lakers bolstered their roster for the stretch run when they signed Andre Drummond last week, but the move likely means Marc Gasol will have a very minimal role going forward. As you might expect, that has not been easy for Gasol to take.

Gasol, who has averaged just under 20 minutes per game this season, was immediately sent to the bench when Drummond joined the Lakers. Backup center Montrezl Harrell has played extremely well this season and is a Sixth Man of the Year candidate, so Gasol will likely be buried on the depth chart. Despite that, Gasol says he is committed to the Lakers.

“Things can change quickly in the NBA as they have changed for me,” Gasol said Friday night, via Ryan Ward of Lakers Nation. “I’m committed to this team. It’s a hard pill to swallow because I know I’m going to be out of the lineup. … But we’ll see.”

Drummond is dealing with a toe injury and will not play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. The injury is not considered serious, however.

Gasol said after the Lakers’ win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday that he is unsure of how often he will be needed.

“I think there’s an ‘if’ — ‘if’ they need you. And it’s a big ‘if,'” Gasol said, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “You’re not Plan A right now. You’re Plan C, D. … You have to accept it because that’s your job. And that’s what you sign up to do. It’s never easy to accept that.”

The Lakers should obviously be better with Drummond in the starting lineup. Gasol has averaged just 4.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game this year, while Drummond is averaging a double-double.

Even if Gasol understands why his role will be diminished, that doesn’t make it any easy for a veteran player to swallow. There has been talk that the Lakers could buy out Gasol, which may be preferable for him given the situation.

Photo: Chensiyuan/Wikimedia via cc-by-sa 4.0

The post Marc Gasol comments on Lakers’ tough addition of Andre Drummond appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent

MLB12 months ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL12 months ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB12 months ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL12 months ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL12 months ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL12 months ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF12 months ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB12 months ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA12 months ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA12 months ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...