Ex-Detroit Piston Andre Drummond plans to join Los Angeles Lakers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Drummond says he’s joining the Los Angeles Lakers for the playoff push.
Drummond announced his decision with a post on his Instagram account Sunday, writing “Back to work” underneath an illustration of himself in a Lakers uniform.
The defending NBA champions didn’t immediately confirm the signing of the two-time All-Star center several hours before a home game against Orlando.
Drummond agreed to a buyout Friday from the Cleveland Cavaliers, who acquired the four-time NBA rebounding champion last year after nearly eight seasons in Detroit.
He had to clear waivers before he could join a team of his choosing, and Drummond chose to link up with LeBron James, Anthony Davis and the Lakers.
Drummond is almost certain to get his first significant NBA postseason playing time with the Lakers after appearing in only eight playoff games — and losing all eight — in two postseason trips with the Pistons.