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The Los Angeles Lakers added a third center to the roster by signing free agent Andre Drummond next to Montrezl Harrell and Marc Gasol.

These three players are averaging a combined 72 minutes per game which raises a question of how all three of them can get enough playing time during a 48-minute game.

Frank Vogel was asked about this issue after the Lakers defeated the Magic. “All I can say is we’re going to need them all,” he said. “There’s no doubt in my mind we need all three of them for this playoff push that we’re about to endure. We have a really condensed second half of the season.

“Every playoff series is different. I think we saw the flexibility that we have as a coaching staff from playoff series to playoff series that different guy’s skill sets match different opponents. I really believe we’re going to need all three of those guys. I expect to use all three of them.”