According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Cavs have acquired center Andre Drummond from the Pistons in exchange for John Henson, Brandon Knight and a second-round pick.
Cleveland is finalizing a trade for Detroit's Andre Drummond, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
Drummond, 26, is a former All-Star and has spent his entire career in Detroit. This year, he’s averaging 17.8 points and 15.8 rebounds per game with the Pistons. The key with him — and why his time in Detroit was likely coming to an end — is that he can be a free agent next summer or pick up a player option for $28.7 million next year. One would assume the Cavs wouldn’t acquire him if they didn’t want to keep him in some capacity.
Getting Drummond for this price also is really nothing. The future second-rounder is likely a bad pick. Two expiring contracts in Henson and Knight — two players who wouldn’t have been on the team next season — for someone you might try and build with is good value. Again, Drummond’s next contract will be interesting to see. But to get him and at least take a look at how he fits, what the Cavs gave up is a no-brainer.