Recently, the media has been hyping Drummond to be bought out. The Nets and the Lakers are interested, but the Lakers are more hopeful of getting Drummond. If Drummond joins the Lakers, can they win the championship?
Let me start with the conclusion: After Drummond joins, if the Lakers remain healthy as a whole, of course they have a chance to win the championship. Don’t forget that they have retained their championship team from last season. As for what they can bring after arriving at the Lakers. The two main Lakers are currently unable to play due to injuries, Drummond can be described as a firefighter. In James, AD can play a role when he is away. The record will not have been declining. Offensive end: You can still turn the tide on the inside, after all, Drummond’s age is a good time for the inside. However, it is more limited by shooting, free throws and other factors, so the help did not come in the snow, and the situation was determined by one person. Defensive end: To be honest, his defensive area is not very large, and his personal defensive habits have always been reluctant to defend. Sometimes when encountering a skillful center, it will even be deflated. Compared with AD’s technology in all aspects, he is not detailed enough, or even not enough. Let’s talk about Zhuangshen alone here. He is not just a blue-collar with “double-doubles per game, empty picks and rebounds”, he is a big man different from Jordan. He has a back, a hook, a projectile, and a footwork under the basket, although it looks rough. But better than nothing. Later, it even developed the activity of “receiving the ball from the left waist and back, withdrawing from the step, facing the basket, crossing the step to win the bottom line and breaking through the throw”. He can defend beyond the free throw line; he can control the rebound; he can run and play 81 games healthy. He can turn his back, he can turn around, has a small throw, the touch and pace look more natural, much softer than Dwight Howard; he is also willing to cover, willing to play pick-and-rolls. This allows the team to have more offensive options. This season Drummond averaged 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.6 steals, 1.2 blocks, and 3.2 turnovers per game. The defensive end was excellent, but the offensive end had a serious mismatch between possession and ability. The true shooting rate was 50%, which was 10 percentage points lower than the center position. Okay, the advantages are over, let’s look at the disadvantages. Free throws are not good, and medium and long distance shooting is basically absent. In addition, don’t be fooled by Zhuang Shen’s data, even if he gets two pairs of large data like an ancient behemoth. But those who have watched his game should know that his defensive footsteps are slow to defend. There is no active offensive capability on the offensive end. The scoring efficiency is not high. This kind of crappy offense should have been seen when the Lakers return to health, he can better return to his center position. In this regard, it can be said that it can better liberate the thick eyebrows and reduce the pressure of his rebounding and melee inside. Better return to his familiar power forward position. Then Drummond can also play more suitable for his own characteristics, and the help to the Lakers will be on paper. Overall, Drummond is helpful to the Lakers, especially for the current roster full of wounded soldiers. Now there is a shortage of an All-Star firefighter. It’s you, Drummond!