Rob Pelinka Rumors
It became official soon after, the Lakers releasing a statement an hour before their game Sunday night against the Orlando Magic. “Andre Drummond gives us powerful, anchor-point skills on both ends of the court,” said Rob Pelinka, the Lakers’ general manager and vice president of basketball operations. “We feel extremely fortunate to add a player of his caliber and magnitude to our core group at this stage of our journey to defend the NBA title.”
A day later, Pelinka said, Buss called him and told him she was going to come to the next game, the Lakers first since returning from the All-Star break, to support Harrell. “I think that’s just a great microcosm of Jeanie’s leadership,” Pelinka said. “She finds the perfect balance of leading with her mind and just her intellect and her wisdom mentally, but also leading with her heart.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Even prior to MRI today, conversation among GM Rob Pelinka, Anthony Davis and agent Rich Paul of @KlutchSports has been to take their time on AD’s return to lineup, sources tell ESPN. They’ll take another look in two-to-three weeks, yes, but “conservative” is the operative word.