This Cavs-Celtics trade sends Andre Drummond to Boston for title run

Andre Drummond, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers
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Boston Celtics Receive: Andre Drummond

Cleveland Cavaliers Receive: Aaron Nesmith, Grant Williams, 2021 2nd Round Pick (via OKC)

Andre Drummond would completely solidify the Boston Celtics’ roster and balance it out well along with Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. The Celtics have many trade pieces but would not have to part ways with some given Drummond’s current contract situation. The deal would come relatively cheap for Boston.

Now, the Cavaliers have too many centers with Jarrett Allen and JaVale McGee also on the roster. If Drummond isn’t in Cleveland’s long-term plans, getting some value now for him would be a favorable outcome — creating a heavy minutes role for Allen.

The Cavaliers could ask for Aaron Nesmith and Grant Williams along with a second-round pick as sweeteners in this deal. The return could be more if Cleveland demands it but Boston has some leverage in the situation.

Let’s take a closer look and see how this deal would benefit both sides this year and moving forward.