Andre Drummond is not going to be playing again for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the organization is planning to trade him before the March 25 trade deadline. The Cavaliers are planning on doing so because they do not believe it is fair to the 27-year old, two time All-Star.
In the James Harden trade, the Cavaliers acquired rim-protector Jarrett Allen from the Brooklyn Nets, who is 22 years old and proving to be their center for the future. With this new addition, Drummond’s services are no longer needed, so the Cavs are seeking a trade for him.
“Whichever direction this goes, Andre is 27, in his prime, and I believe strongly that he has a great deal to add to a team building toward a postseason run.”Jeff Schwartz, Drummond’s agent
In 25 starts, Drummond has averaged 17.5 points and 13.5 rebounds; however, Allen, who is now in the Cavaliers’ starting lineup, is averaging 13.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks. Drummond’s current contract is worth $23 million, and it is not yet determined if the Cavaliers will buy out his contract or trade him. The Toronto Raptors currently look like the frontrunners to receive Drummond, as rumors have surfaced that Kyle Lowry could be out of Toronto soon. If the Raptors did get Drummond, they could go with a twin-tower duo of Pascal Siakam and Drummond. Then again, teams like the Wizards and Celtics could also desperately use an All-Star big man of their own.
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