The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly lying in wait, in hopes of the Cleveland Cavaliers possibly buying big man Andre Drummond out of his contract this season. Drummond is in the last year of his deal and, with the Cavs having acquired Jarrett Allen in the trade that saw James Harden land in Brooklyn, it’s expected that he gets bought out should the team fall out of contention for the playoffs.
That is according to The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor.
“People around the league say the Nets are hoping that Andre Drummond, the Cavs center, gets bought out,” O’Connor said in quotes transcribed by Cavaliersnation.com. “That’s what people say they’re hoping for, but that’s unlikely because Cleveland is still in (playoff hunt).”
The Nets are sorely lacking on interior defense, which could hurt them in the playoffs, and bringing A Drummond-type player in would likely aid in that department. The Cavs, meanwhile, are seemingly keen on building a young team, Allen fits right into such a vision.