In a new interview with cleveland.com’s Chris Fedor, Andre Drummond was again non-committal about what he plans to do with his player option for next season.
“As of right now I’m just focusing on what I can worry about,” Drummond said when asked by Fedor about if he made a decision about picking up option. “Working on my game. Right now, just worrying about what’s happening with the next couple of months, before the season. Whenever it’s time to start, and when that time does come to make that decision, everybody will know. Right now, I’m a Cleveland Cavalier. In terms of extending, we will find that out when the time comes around.”
It is likely that Drummond picks up his options — it is just hard to imagine him turning down almost $30 million for next year. What the hold-up appears to be is in regards to a possible extension.
“I’m at a point now in my career where I spent the last eight years in Detroit and I’m looking forward to the new start. If it’s with the Cavs, fantastic,” he said. “But I’m not at that point now to even have that thought process.”
Drummond and the Cavs are believed to be far apart in extension talks with Drummond wanting something close to max money.
In the interview, Drummond also talked about time spent with other Cavs during the current pandemic, what parts of his game he’s been working on and more.