Andre Drummond
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An interesting rumor surfaced regarding how the Lakers convinced Andre Drummond to sign with the 2020 NBA champions.

Per Marc J. Spears of ESPN, the Lakers promised Drummond a starting role in the team in order to persuade him to join the squad.

“The Lakers promised Drummond a starting role to secure his commitment in free agency, according to two people familiar with the situation who were not authorized to discuss it publicly,” Spears reports.

Drummond played in 26 games for the Lakers this season and was the starting center in all 26. Drummond will be a free agent this offseason and it is likely he will return to the Lakers.