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Kyle Kuzma made an interesting statement regarding his teammate Andre Drummond and his first games with the Lakers.

Kuzma said Drummond is struggling at the moment, because he had ‘never really been coached’ before joining the defending champions.

“I mean, it’s just a process, man. It’s not going to happen overnight. Rome wasn’t built overnight. I think that for him, it’s a big adjustment.

When you think about it, he’s kind of never really been coached in his career — playing in Detroit, in Cleveland, and then coming here into a championship organization. It’s tough. It’s tough.

It’s a huge difference when you’re playing basketball and winning basketball. He’s handled it well, and it’s an adjustment period, and I think once the two big dogs get back, it’s going to be much, much easier for him because it’s going to be a lot more simplified. And you’ll see some big impact games from him down the road,” Kuzma said about Drummond, via Lakers Daily.

Drummond is averaging 9.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game while shooting 45.0 percent from the field since joining the Lakers.