Andre Drummond vocal on possibility of Lakers vs. Nets NBA Finals
A possible preview of that match-up took place on Saturday, as Drummond led the injury-ravaged Lakers to 126-101 upset win over the Eastern Conference-leading Nets at Barclays Center.
Speaking after the impressive victory, the two-time All-Star center addressed the possibility of meeting the Nets once more in a possible seven-game series for all the marbles, via Lakers Nation.
“We’re just gonna take care of what we need to take care of and if it’s them we see in the Finals, or whoever it may be, we’re just gonna play to the best of our ability and try to come out with wins,” Andre Drummond said.
Now that’s a mature mindset coming from the 27-year-old center who just played his third official game for the reigning champions. Drummond, of course, understands the weight of the expectations on his shoulders the moment he agreed to play for the Purple and Gold after being bought out by the Cleveland Cavaliers. After a brief adjustment period with his new team as well as some tough luck with an injury, the 6-foot-10 behemoth finally showcased why the Lakers signed him in the first place.
Drummond posted a double-double effort of 20 points and 11 rebounds in just 22 minutes against the fearsome Nets. Brooklyn, of course, did some re-tolling of their own in the buy-out market with the signing of former All-Stars Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Aldridge. Drummond, however, completely outplayed the pair and stood out as the best big on the floor on Saturday.
If the basketball gods do heed our plea, we’ll see more of Drummond against the Nets come July.