Andre Drummond is a player who a lot of teams seem to have given up on but is still a heck of a big man. Last season, the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Brandon Knight, John Henson, and a 2023 second-round pick to the Detroit Pistons to acquire the former two-time NBA All-Star center, but with the youth movement in Cleveland, Drummond may not be in the future plans of the organization.
This offseason, Drummond opted into his $28.75M player option for the 2020-21 NBA season as he is now set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Andre Drummond’s contract this season takes up over 25% of a team’s total salary cap and if any team was to acquire him, they would likely move into the tax threshold for the 2020-21 season and have to pay more luxury taxes.
He was expected to be a part of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ plans moving forward, but with them acquiring Jarrett Allen and having him play at a high-level, there is not much of a need for Drummond anymore, making the former All-Star big man a highly sought out trade target for many teams around the league. He’s become of the most mentioned names in NBA trade rumors as a result.
One team that reportedly has interest in the Cavs big man are the Chicago Bulls. With a bunch of young talents and a first time All-Star in Zach LaVine, the Bulls are very much in contention for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference this year, which is why they could look to add an impactful big man like Andre Drummond.
So what could the Bulls potentially give up in attempts to land the 2x All-Star? The Bulls could offer a bunch of different trade scenarios to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but let’s take a look at one that involved a lot of draft compensation.