New Cleveland Cavaliers big man Andre Drummond was pretty shocked when he find out the Detroit Pistons were trading him to the Cavs.
Drummond says he initially thought his trade to the Cavs was a joke, but once he found out it was real, the All-Star center started to get excited about his new basketball chapter:
#Cavs' C Andre Drummond on reaction to trade: "I thought it was a joke at first. But obviously when it all settled in, I was truly excited to be somewhere where I’m wanted, really happy to start a new chapter here. I’m just looking forward to being with the guys."
— Marla Ridenour (@MRidenourABJ) February 8, 2020
Drummond is staying in the central division, but won’t get to face the Pistons this season since the Cavs and Detroit have already completed their season series. The rebounding machine will have to wait until next season to get his revenge on the Pistons.
Drummond is averaging 17.8 points, 15.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists this season. He’s shooting 53.0 percent from the field and 58.4 percent from the free-throw line.
Drummond can become an unrestricted free agent after this season ends if he declines his 2020-21 player option worth $28.8 million. The Cavs will use the rest of this season to determine if Drummond is a good fit next to guards Collin Sexton and Darius Garland.
For his career, Drummond is averaging up 14.4 points and 15.8 rebounds per game. The Cavs are 13-29 on the season. They currently have the worst record in the Eastern Conference.
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