Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond is still expected to decline his 2020-21 player option to enter unrestricted free agency next offseason, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

The Pistons are widely expected to trade Drummond before the February trade deadline, although they are no longer talking to the Atlanta Hawks:

Andre Drummond is expected to decline his $28.8 million player option for the 2020-21 season in order to test free agency this summer, sources said.

If the Pistons don't trade Drummond, they can offer him the most money and a fifth year on his deal in free agency next summer.

In 40 games this season for the Pistons, Drummond is averaging 17.3 points, 15.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He's shooting 53.1 percent from the field and 60.3 percent from the free-throw line. The All-Star big man has 34 double-doubles.

Despite beating the Boston Celtics on the road on Wednesday, most pundits believe the Pistons should still embark on a rebuild. Blake Griffin is most likely going to miss the rest of the season after having another surgery on his left knee. Derrick Rose has arguably been the best player for the Pistons this season. Detroit, depending on what they get back for Drummond, can retool for next season and hope Griffin and Rose can lead the franchise back to the playoffs.