Montrezl Harrell-Lakers
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Montrezl Harrell saw his numbers decline with the arrival of Andre Drummond to the Los Angeles Lakers and assuming the role of the starting center. Most recently the 27-year-old forward played 13 minutes in a loss to the Utah Jazz as he scored 2 points and grabbed 2 rebounds.

According to the head coach Frank Vogel, the team is evolving and the roles of players are changing. “We’re evolving as a team and roles are changing slightly,” he said. “We want to continue to make sure Trezz is getting the ball in positions to score where he’s at his best.

“He’s had some good performances tonight [against the Jazz]. Our ball handlers didn’t deliver the ball to him in a position where he could make something happen. Credit to Utah’s defense for the way they were playing. They really took our pick and roll game out of the game tonight. That’s what limited Trezz.”

This season, Harrell is averaging 14.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for the reigning NBA champions.