Andre Drummond is expected to remain in Cleveland for at least one more season. The star center will pick-up his $28.7 million option for the 2020-21 season, as he is not going to find that amount of money elsewhere, per reports.
“According to league sources, Drummond is expected to do so because he realistically won’t get offers close to that in free agency,” Evan Dammarell of Forbes wrote.
With the NBA pause due to the global pandemic, the cost expenses may have to be reduced due to the financial fallout.
After the Cavs traded for him in February, Drummond was really solid in his first 17 games in Cleveland uniform, averaging 17.5 points and 11.1 rebounds per game.
If the 26-year-old center remains in Cleveland, he is definitely going to be a starter at the Cavaliers front-line, especially if the team won’t re-sign Tristan Thompson in the coming free agency.