According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Drummond will listen to sales pitches from at least five teams before making a decision. Making pitches will be the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks.
All five of those teams are currently in the playoff race. Drummond has seen the postseason only twice in his nine year career, so it makes sense that he’d be prioritizing teams that can bring him back.
One notable absence from the list that people in Haynes’ comments have been mentioning is the Brooklyn Nets. It’s no big secret that the Nets are considered one star center away from being perhaps the best team in the NBA.
Yahoo Sources: Andre Drummond will listen to pitches from the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 26, 2021
Andre Drummond is a two-time All-Star and a four-time NBA rebounds leader. Over the past three seasons he’s been averaging 17.5 points and 15.1 rebounds per game, split between the Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons.
But despite a pretty strong start to the season for the Cavs, Drummond and Cleveland haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye lately. He has not played since February as the team has worked on finding a trade partner.
After failing to find a trade partner, the Cavs agreed to work with Drummond on a buyout.
Any of the five teams mentioned by Chris Haynes would be stellar options for almost any player. Which of those five – if any – will Andre Drummond sign with?