NBA Trade Rumors: Celtics, Raptors, Mavericks amid groups intrigued in Andre Drummond – Detroit Lousy Boys

The creating seems to be on the wall for the Detroit Pistons this time — accidents and ineffectiveness have led to a disappointing 12-23 file and small hope of climbing into the playoff race. It would seem like the staff is prepared to finally thrust the reset button, and also ready to shift their biggest asset in Andre Drummond.

Vincent Goodwill, who employed to deal with the Pistons and is now a nationwide NBA author for Yahoo Sports, stories that the Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors are amid the teams that have expressed desire in Detroit’s All-Star center.

Drummond is pleasant with Kyle Lowry of the Raptors and Kristaps Porzingis of the Mavs, Goodwill notes.

Boston, Dallas, Toronto have also registered interest in Andre Drummond, according to resources. Drummond has interactions with Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Lowry

— Vincent Goodwill (@VinceGoodwill) January 3, 2020

This comes on the heels of earlier reviews from ESPN’s Adrian Wajnarowski that the Pistons and Hawks have been engaged with conversations on a Drummond trade as the Hawks look to boost it’s expertise and continue to keep younger issue guard Trae Youthful happy.

Chris Herring notes that Drummond and Younger are good close friends off the court.

Drummond is the NBA’s most effective rebounder and an adequate defender down small. Actively playing along with Lowry would present him the opportunity for the very first time in his profession to play alongside an elite position guard not to point out a bevvy of experienced offensive gamers along the perimeter.

Dallas, meanwhile, would pair Dre not with just an elite defender in Porzingis but also the league’s elite young level guard in Luka Doncic. The Celtics would love to shore up a lacking significant gentleman rotation and solidify on their own as a opportunity NBA Finals workforce.

The Hawks have no these types of delusions of grandeur. Alternatively, they want to shore up the weakest location in their rotation, climb out from getting the worst crew in the NBA and make the tempermental and proficient Younger and other disgruntled players in the locker place content material with the way of the franchise.

A deal for Drummond would most likely be centered all over expiring contracts, a guarded initial-spherical decide and perhaps a young player Detroit could choose a flyer on. That might not look like a substantial haul for Detroit, but Drummond has built it known he is likely to opt out of his contract this summer months. There is only so considerably you can get for a pending totally free agent.

Drummond may well make noise about eager to choose into the previous 12 months on his deal to go to a most popular place, if it arrives to that. Or a team may basically want to grab Drummond now to set them selves in an suitable placement to keep him in the offseason.

Who is familiar with what will take place, but I consider at this level we are at the “where there is smoke there is fire” phase of this steady stream of rumors and Drummond looks like he will be taking part in in other places by the NBA trade deadline.