Rob Pelinka
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Lakers GM Rob Pelinka shared his excitement for the addition of Andre Drummond to the roster of the defending champions.

Pelinka said the Lakers are ‘extremely fortunate’ to sign a player like Drummond, who can be dominant on both ends.

“Andre Drummond gives us powerful, anchor-point skills on both ends of the court. We feel extremely fortunate to add a player of his caliber & magnitude to our core group at this stage of our journey to defend the NBA title,” Pelinka said in a statement.

For his part, Drummond took to Twitter and expressed his anticipation to get ‘back to work’.