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The Cavaliers have “shown interest in an extension” with C Andre Drummond, per Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.
Drummond is expected to exercise his $28.75 million player option for the 2020-21 season. The Cavaliers are reportedly looking to sign Drummond to a long-term extension. “Both sides have shown interest an extension,” said Fedor. “But there’s so much to figure out before late October, when Drummond could technically sign a new deal.” Both parties have until October to work out a long-term deal, but for now expect Drummond to exercise his player option and play in Cleveland for the 2020-21 campaign. He averaged 17.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks across eight games for the Cavaliers before the season was suspended in March. Look for Drummond once again to go early in fantasy drafts next season.
Andre Drummond will exercise his $28.75 million player option for 2020-21 season.
When asked if he would return to Cleveland next season, Drummond said “definitely” on the ESPN Podcast Le Batard & Friends. “Yeah it’s going to be hard to give up, so you can count on me being in Cleveland still,” Drummond added. “I will definitely be in Cleveland.” The Cavaliers acquired Drummond via trade back in February. His production slipped a little following the move from Detroit. He averaged 17.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks across eight games for the Cavaliers before the season was suspended in March. Drummond will be a key part of the Cavaliers’ plans in the 2020-21 campaign and once again is expected to go in the early rounds in fantasy drafts next season.
According to multiple sources, the Cavaliers expect Andre Drummond to opt-into the final year of his contract for $28.7M.
Drummond and his agent negotiated one heck of a deal with Detroit - so much that he controls his own destiny, and likely that of the Cleveland Cavaliers for next season by exercising a whopping $28.7M player option. In reality, it’s a huge price tag for a player whose greatest asset is his ability to amass a high volume of rebounds. From a fantasy perspective, Drummond continues to be an effective player in nine-category formats for his ability to rack up counting stats in rebounding, steals, and blocks. Drummond warrants an early round selection next season as he’ll soak up valuable minutes at the center position.
Andre Drummond scored 21 points on 8-14 shooting, with seven boards, two assists, two steals, one block, and six turnovers in 34 minutes of action in Tuesday night's 108-103 loss to Chicago.
In his second game back from injury, Drummond went for over 20 points again, dropping 21 after scoring 28 the previous game. He only pulled down seven rebounds tonight in 34 minutes, which is quite unusual given his average of around 15.1 rebounds per game on the year. The low number of rebounds is a testament to how well the Bulls shot the ball tonight, going 50 percent from the field. Drummond also turned the ball over six times tonight, which is well over his season average of 3.6 turnovers per game. As long as he's playing in games, he's going to continue to see heavy minutes and have high usage, so keep those fingers crossed he remains healthy through the end of the season.
Andre Drummond scored a team-high 28 points (11-16 FG, 0-2 3PT, 6-11 FT) with 17 rebounds, one assist and three blocks across 33 minutes in Sunday's 132-129 win over the Spurs.
Drummond miss the last three games due to a calf injury. He was able to shake off the injury to dominate the Spurs in Sunday's win. Just another day in the office for the 26-year old center, logging his 47th double-double of the year, good for fourth in the NBA. He is averaging 17.7 points, 15.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.6 blocks across 56 games this season. Drummond will look to keep things rolling in Tuesday's tilt against the Bulls.