Andre Drummond and the Cleveland Cavaliers negotiated a contract extension during the previous season, but they could not find an agreement.
According to Evan Dammarell of Forbes.com, the talks have even become somewhat uncomfortable and that creates an opening for several teams to take advantage of the situation.
Per Dammarell, the Boston Celtics are closely monitoring the situation around Drummond, who is going to opt in the $28.7 million player option this offseason.
“If things don’t get better it becomes even easier to flip Drummond and his mammoth expiring contract to another team to recoup assets to assist in their rebuild,” Dammarell says. “Teams like the Boston Celtics, the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers all make sense as trade destinations for Drummond and according to sources, the Celtics are monitoring the situation.”
The Celtics are in need of adding a center, like Drummond, to their roster with the way Bam Adebayo outplayed their frontline in the Eastern Conference Finals series.
Drummond is one of the best rebounders in the league having averages of 14.5 points, 13.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 steals per game in his career.