Cavs Notes: Drummond, Trade Partners, Defense, Love

The Cavaliers would prefer not to take bad contracts with multiple years remaining in a potential Andre Drummond deal. However, they’re open-minded to that possibility if an asset is included that would justify a restricted future cap, Chris Fedor of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The front office would otherwise like to protect cap space with extensions for Collin Sexton and Jarrett Allen on the horizon.

Cleveland has received calls on Drummond, as well as Allen and JaVale McGee, but it is not interested in dealing Allen. Fedor explores potential trade partners for Drummond and what those deals could include.

We have more on the Cavaliers:

  • Spencer Davies of Basketball News also speculates where Drummond, an impending unrestricted free agent after the season, could be dealt. The Raptors, Mavericks, Knicks and Kings could be among the teams in the mix if a trade is completed, while the Nets would be the front-runner if Drummond winds up on the buyout market.
  • Drummond didn’t play on Sunday, but that didn’t solve any problems as the Cavaliers lost for the ninth time in 10 games. They were overwhelmed by a Clippers team playing without stars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, demonstrating that the team’s issues go far deeper than Drummond, Fedor writes. The Cavs’ overall effort has been lacking, especially at the defensive end. “I think defensively we need to be better,” Cedi Osman said. “I mean, it’s just not enough, especially against these types of teams. We have to play harder.”
  • Kevin Love has been making progress from the right calf strain that has kept him out since December 27 and coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the team could desperately use his veteran presence and scoring prowess, Fedor notes in a separate story. “There’s times in games when you can see ‘This is where Kevin would help us’ or ‘This is where he would help settle us in. I know right now he’d get a foul because we’re in the bonus.’ There’s those moments where you see,” Bickerstaff said.
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11 thoughts on “Cavs Notes: Drummond, Trade Partners, Defense, Love

  1. Patpatriot

    Like to see Drummond dominating the paint in Boston + keeps him out of Brooklyn

    • case7187

      Brooklyn don’t have the cap space and Danny’s to stupid to make a good trade of by chance he did Stevens will have him behind the 3 line like he does with everyone on offense

        • case7187

          Boston doesn’t have any assets other then draft picks and I think they have enough young garbage players

          Could he come on the tpe they have

  2. Sac Trades Bagley & Hield for Drummond & a 2nd rnd Draft Pick.

    I could go for this Line Up !! and get rid of 2 headaches !!

    Starting Lineup :
    PF 6-10 Holmes
    SF 6-8 Barnes
    C 6-10 Drummond
    SG 6-6 Haliburton
    PG 6-3 Fox

  3. hiflew

    With as many interested parties as there are likely to be, I don’t see any way that Drummond gets bought out. Dallas seems like the ideal fit to me. Although Toronto and Charlotte both make a lot of sense also.

    Mavs get
    Andre Drummond
    Damyean Dotson

    Cavs get
    James Johnson
    Dwight Powell
    Josh Green
    DAL 2021 2nd round pick

    Cavs could buyout Johnson or use him to pick up a salary along with another draft pick somewhere else. Taking on Powell might not be ideal, but that’s why Green is involved. The pick will likely be low, but Cleveland doesn’t have a 2nd rounder this year, so any would be helpful.

    • KnickerbockerAl

      I agree Mavs, Raptors, Hornets are probably best place for him. All three could use him and he’d be a big part of team. But trading for him is tough and then who is going to pay him. He’s not worth max money. But he’s probably worth the most to these three teams.
      Raptors could use Lowry in three way. Then if he gets bought. Now he could choose a contender for just a Title run. And just test FA next yr. Now you have Nets, Heat, Celtics, Lakers, Clippers all trying to sign him.

  4. Northern Expansion 416

    Hornets or mavs can have him. I’d honestly prefer if the raps simply acquired Dedmon…

  5. CallerBernard

    Funny i always read about these teams trashing Drummond but it seems everyone wants him now. Don’t get it. He would solidify Charlotte they would want him enjoy him.

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