Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond has been linked to several rumors after he was put by the team on the trading block over the past couple of weeks. The latest speculation pointed to the New York Knicks who are currently entertaining the notion of acquiring the two-time All-Star.
Via Marc Berman of the New York Post:
“According to an NBA source who has been in touch with the Knicks, the club has made no decisions, but are “analyzing” whether making a play for on-the-block Cavaliers center Andre Drummond makes sense from a chemistry and winning standpoint.”
Looking back, the Cavaliers have decided to put their focus on developing big man Jarrett Allen who came over from the Brooklyn Nets as part of the blockbuster trade centered around James Harden. The team attempted to make Drummond play alongside Allen on the floor but the plan didn’t get to produce desirable results.
After the failed experiment, it has already been agreed upon by both sides that Drummond will not be seeing action until he gets to be traded by the Cavaliers to a new team.
As per the Post, Drummond is entertaining a potential return to his home state of New York as a native of Mount Vernon. On the floor, his arrival would also make sense as the Knicks currently have a shallow frontline rotation headlined by Mitchell Robinson, Nerlens Noel, and Taj Gibson.
Andre Drummond will certainly provide a boost for the Knicks with his ability to score in the paint and grab rebounds. Though nothing is certain as of the moment, head coach Tom Thibodeau should seriously consider acquiring the big man in order to strengthen the Knicks’ bid to reach the postseason later on.