Hawks-Pistons Andre Drummond Trade Takes Odd Turn
The Hawks-Pistons Andre Drummond trade took an odd turn this week.
Drummond, 26, is widely regarded as one of the best young centers in the NBA today.
As such, it made a lot of sense that Atlanta would have interest in acquiring him.
On the year Drummond is averaging 17.3 points and 15.7 rebounds per outing.
In a new report, Yahoo! Sports NBA insider Chris Hayes notes that Atlanta and Detroit have formally ended negotiations for Drummond.
It appears a resolution could not be reached.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 16, 2020
If a deal had gone through, Detroit would have walked away with Chandler Parsons, Damian Jones and a first round pick. The Hawks, obviously, would have gotten Drummond.
All signs point to Drummond rejecting his $28.8 million player option this offseason and becoming an unrestricted free agent. That means the Pistons will essentially lose him for nothing if they don’t trade him.
Based on the desire to get something for their star center while they still can, expect the Pistons to restart conversations surrounding a possible Drummond trade ahead of the Feb. 6 trade deadline.