Frank Vogel
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The Los Angeles Lakers were dealt another blow as their new starting center Andre Drummond injured his toe in his debut game. The reigning NBA champions are already missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis due to injuries. But, the team’s head coach Frank Vogel is not too worried about it, as he thinks his team is capable of winning, despite some players being out.

“We don’t worry about that,” he said when asked about dealing with injuries. “We’re about the guys in uniform. We know we have enough. We have a deep team. We’ve been playing really good basketball, getting better each game during this stretch. We’re confident that we can win.

“The schedule gets really tough over the next couple of weeks but our group is going to keep working. We’re going to grind, we’re going to prepare and we’re going to believe in one another. We expect to win.”

The Lakers are currently in the fourth place in the Western Conference with 30 wins and 18 losses. They are trailed by the Nuggets and the Trail Blazers, both with 29-18 records.