Andre Drummond Rumors

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Andre Drummond
Andre Drummond
Position: C
Born: 08/10/93
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:270 lbs. / 122.5 kg.
Salary: $28,751,774
Andre Drummond – who won no playoff games in eight seasons with the Pistons and Cavaliers – has been up-and-down since joining the defending-champion Lakers. Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma: “I mean, it’s just a process, man. It’s not going to happen overnight. Rome wasn’t built overnight. I think that for him, it’s a big adjustment. When you think about it, he’s kind of really never really been coached in his career. Playing in Detroit, in Cleveland, and then coming here into a championship organization, it’s tough. It’s tough.”
Andre Drummond, signed from the buyout market last month, scored just four points on 2-for-7 shooting against the Hornets on Tuesday. This coming a night after the 6-10, 279-pound center scored just three points in a loss to the New York Knicks. “Offensively, this is probably the worst I’ve played in my career,” Drummond said after Tuesday’s game at Spectrum Center in Charlotte. “I’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.”
The back-to-back marked the second-fewest points Drummond has scored in a two-game span in which he has played at least 20 minutes in each game, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. He scored four points in a two-game span in November 2014. This scoring slouch dipped Drummond’s average to just 10.5 points per game since joining L.A. He has a career mark of 14.6 points per game in nine seasons and put up 17.5 points per game in 25 appearances with the Cleveland Cavaliers before being released.
Harrison Faigen: Tonight I asked Andre Drummond the most important question of my career so far: Where did his nickname, “The Penguin,” come from? Our exchange: “Listen man, 1 dont know where that came from. Bron came up to me one day and said ‘yo, is your nickname Big Penguin,’ I said ‘man, I don’t know where that came from or how it started, or who came up with the name. All I know is that someone must have found out that penguins are one of my favorite animals, and kind of put and two together.’ Do you like the nickname, Are you happy with it? ‘I think I need a more aggressive nickname than Big Penguin (laughs). But the kids can .11 me that.”