And whereas it does not seem that any deal is imminent, not less than one potential commerce associate has already emerged.
Simply earlier than Wojnarowski reported in regards to the Cavs plans for Drummond, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Cleveland and the Toronto Raptors — who’re spending this season taking part in in Tampa Bay because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic — have engaged in commerce talks concerning the four-time rebounding champion. Charania additionally added that Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has just lately had discussions with Drummond, who’s at the moment within the closing 12 months of his contract, concerning his “angle and play” in latest weeks.
The NBA commerce deadline is scheduled for March 25.
Cleveland acquired Drummond from the Detroit Pistons finally 12 months’s commerce deadline in change for the expiring contracts of John Henson and Brandon Knight. After showing in eight video games for the Cavs earlier than the coronavirus pandemic prematurely ended their 2019-20 marketing campaign, the 27-year-old Drummond helped Cleveland get off to a promising begin within the 2020-21 season, averaging 17.5 factors and 13.5 rebounds in 25 video games this season.
However after the Cavs acquired heart Jarrett Allen in four-way commerce with the Brooklyn Nets final month, Drummond’s future in Cleveland grew to become clear. Having suffered seven consecutive losses, the Cavs enter Monday night time’s matchup with the Golden State Warriors laying declare to a 10-18 document.