Andre Drummond is one of the biggest names expected to change homes over the next few days.
Back in mid-February, the Cleveland Cavaliers shut Drummond down while simultaneously promising to trade him.
As noted by ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski at the time, the Cavaliers stated that it was “unfair to Drummond to limit his minutes as the organization transitions to [Jarrett] Allen” and “decided together that Drummond would remain with the team but would no longer be active for games.”
As a result, the 27-year-old become one of the hottest names on the open market.
Initially there were just two serious suitors for Drummond’s services. Then a surprising third team emerged.
This week, Wojnarowski reported that, in his estimation, the Lakers were the favorites to land Drummond.
“I think Drummond has more value to the Lakers right now,” Wojnarowski said on The Woj Pod.
“He goes to the Lakers, he’s starting at center for them. Not sure about that in Brooklyn, maybe, but you still have DeAndre Jordan there and Blake Griffin once he gets healthy playing some small-ball center. But certainly, there will be great interest with him there and also, of course, the Lakers.”
ESPN NBA insider Brian Windhorst seemed to agree with that general sentiment.
“The league believes—and I know that that’s a vague statement, but I’m saying it that way to avoid trapping myself—the league believes, numerous teams that I’ve talked to believe, that Andre Drummond is heading for the Lakers if/when he gets bought out,” Windhorst said on the ‘Hoop Collective’ this past Tuesday.
In response to all the chatter, Drummond tweeted out a simple but telling reply.
— Andre Drummond (@AndreDrummond) March 23, 2021
Will Drummond ultimately end up in LA when it’s all said and done? It is increasingly looking that way.
Is it a done deal? Not by any stretch of the imagination.
That answers that. https://t.co/giybknFbu8
— Game 7 (@game7__) March 22, 2021
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