- Tristan Thompson hopes Cavs retire his jersey, makes perfect analogy to ‘tough, gritty MFs’ of Cleveland
- LeBron James offers heavy praise for Cavs rebuild, admits he pays ‘close attention’ to team
- Dylan Windler throws subtle shade at refs for not getting foul call after slam on Kyle Kuzma
- Video: LeBron James has heartwarming reunion with Cedi Osman prior to Cavs game vs. Lakers
- LeBron James reveals Cavs fan that mocked him, which led to 21-point explosion in 4th quarter
- Collin Sexton opens up on why Cavs needed blowout loss versus Celtics
- Report: Brooklyn Nets are hoping Andre Drummond gets bought out by Cleveland Cavaliers
- Report: LeBron James gave Cavs teammates ‘300’ style Spartan shields before facing Warriors in 2016 Finals
- Report: Larry Nance Jr. to miss Monday’s game vs. Lakers with new injury
- Report: Cavs could try to flip Andre Drummond and Kevin Love for draft capital
Report: ‘90 percent’ chance Andre Drummond opts into player option with Cavs
- Updated: November 16, 2020
According to Cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor, there is a “90 percent” chance that Drummond decides to opt in and remain with the Cavs for the time being.
Had a source put the chances of Andre Drummond opting into his deal with #Cavs at "like 90 percent." Logic & money have always pointed the way. Its $28.7 million in this market. And there are only four teams w/ cap space: Atlanta (traded for Capela). Detroit (ha!). Charlotte. NY.
— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) November 17, 2020
In terms of money, it is hard to see Drummond getting more on the open market after league revenues dropped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, it was reported that Drummond may opt into his deal in order for the Cavs to facilitate a trade.
Drummond appeared in just eight games with the Cavaliers after being acquired from the Detroit Pistons back in February.
Cleveland could dangle Drummond’s expiring contract, if he exercises his option, as a way to secure an asset this offseason.
For the Cavs last season, Drummond averaged 17.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks per game.
The Cavs were hoping to pair Drummond alongside Kevin Love in their frontcourt, but that plan seems less likely than it did when they made the trade for Drummond this past season.