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Lakers want to help Andre Drummond work through growing pains

Being a two-time All-Star doesn’t make you immune to the growing pains that come with joining a championship contending team midway through the season, as Andre Drummond has learned the way over the last week. Outside of an impressive performance against the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, Drummond has struggled to make an impact for the Los Angeles Lakers, particularly on the defensive end.

Through his first five games, Drummond has posted the worst defensive rating on the team (109.1). Per 100 possessions, the Lakers allow 9.1 fewer points with Drummond on the bench than they do with him on the floor.