Sources told ESPN that the Los Angeles Lakers are optimistic within the Los Angeles Lakers that the newly acquired center Andre Drummond will not miss one or two games because he suffered a serious toe injury when he made his debut for the team. .
In the eyes of many people, Drummond is the best in the NBA buyout market, after Bucks center Brook Lopez accidentally stepped on his right foot and caused Drummond’s toenail on his big toe. Earlier, Drummond was forced to leave the Lakers in a 112-97 loss to Milwaukee. Fall off.
According to the team, the veteran with 9 years of experience was officially diagnosed with a toe injury, and the X-ray photograph taken on the arena turned negative.
The Lakers played against the Sacramento Kings on Friday, and then returned to Staples Center on Sunday (12:30 pm ET, EST) for another game against the Clippers. Battle” duel, and then began a five-game east coast trip.
This is a crucial moment for the defending champions. Since LeBron James broke out with a high ankle sprain, they have lost five of the past seven games. Anthony Davis has also missed the last 20 games in Los Angeles while recovering from a calf strain and right leg tendinopathy.
The Lakers (30-18) are currently ranked fourth in the Western Conference, but only took a half-time lead in the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers game, with both of them achieving 29-18 records. Los Angeles ranks fourth among the seventh-ranked Dallas Mavericks, with only 24 regular season games left. The teams that entered the team with the 7-10 seeds in the two games will hold a play-off in May to determine the final two playoff positions.
Drummond said on Wednesday: “Unfortunately this happened in the first game.” “It’s a bit discouraging for me, but my head is high. I will accept it day by day, And better than ever.”