This Cavs-Clippers trade would pair Andre Drummond with Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

Andre Drummond, Cavaliers, Clippers, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard
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The Hypothetical Trade

Clippers acquire Andre Drummond

Cavaliers acquire Patrick Beverly, Ivica Zubac, Rodney McGruder

One caveat to any Drummond trade, whether he’s dealt to the Clippers or elsewhere: Drummond has a player option for the 2020-21 season, worth $28 million.

Drummond acknowledged back in June that he “definitely” would exercise his player option.

“Yeah, it’s going to be hard to give up,” Drummond said of his $28 million salary for next season.