NBA: Will Cavs keep Drummond long-term? Former GM thinks no
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Detroit Pistons executed a pre-trade deadline deal that dealt long-time Pistons center Andre Drummond to the Cavs.
Drummond was outspoken about the surprising deal, saying there’s no loyalty in the NBA.
And now, the all-star center might be on the move once again.
According to Bleacher Report, an anonymous former NBA general manager believes the Cavs won’t hold onto Drummond long-term.
“I don’t think [Drummond and the Cavs] will last long,” one former NBA general manager told Bleacher Report after the deadline. “I could see them trading him to a team this summer if he agrees to pick up his option. They could also do a sign-and-trade if he agrees to a new long-term deal. I don’t think he’ll be in Cleveland for long.”
The 26-year-old center was acquired in exchange for John Henson, Brandon Knight, and a future pick.
Although Drummond fits position-wise as a complement to Kevin Love when both are fully healthy, the complication gets seen with the bench rotation as Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance Jr. both play the center position.
Drummond, who spent 8 years with the Pistons prior to the transaction, is also on a massive contract that the Cavs might not be able to support.