The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to start Andre Drummond at center over Marc Gasol, sources tell Jovan Buha of The Athletic.
Frank Vogel declined to go into any detail about any conversations the Lakers had with Drummond about his role before they signed him.
“I have talked to him personally,” Vogel said. “He’s really excited about this situation. I don’t want to go too far into the nature of those private conversations other than to say that he’s really excited — probably excited as we are. I think our team got a lot better.”
Either way, Drummond is expected to receive less playing time and touches with the Lakers than he did with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Gasol is unlikely to be waived by the Lakers, sources tell The Athletic.