Andre Drummond sends classy message to Cavs during first press conference with Lakers

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After signing to play with the Los Angeles Lakers, Andre Drummond is exiting from his time with the Cleveland Cavaliers by offering classy remarks about his fellow teammates, coaches and organization.

Drummond’s time as a member of the Cavaliers lasted a little more than a year, with his departure essentially a given because of his pending free agency at the end of this season.

With that deadline getting closer last month, the Cavaliers made the controversial decision to no longer play Drummond while they sought to trade him. When no deal materialized, they ended up buying out his remaining contract.

The 27-year-old Drummond gives the Lakers a veteran player who’s capable of delivering a double-double in each game as they battle for playoff position.

Drummond is now part of a crowded contingent at center for the Lakers, who are hoping to get both Anthony Davis and LeBron James back from injury soon.

The Lakers are trying to capture their second straight NBA title. That’s something that Drummond has never achieved during the course of his career and something that figures to drive him in the months ahead.

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Brad Sullivan is a lead writer for Cavaliers Nation. He has spent much of life in the Cleveland, Ohio area, and has remained a Cavalier fan from their 1970 beginnings through the return of LeBron James. While that fandom was sorely tested during the Reign of Error known simply by one word, Stepien, that overall historical perspective will be part of his writing for Cavaliers Nation in the months ahead.