Cavs To Acquire Pistons Center Drummond For Henson, Knight

Sam Amico

The Cavaliers have agreed to a trade for Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond, according to multiple sources.

Detroit will acquire Cavs center John Henson and guard Brandon Knight from the Cavs, a source told SI.com. Both players have expiring contracts.

The Cavs will also send a 2023 second-round pick to the Pistons, with it being the lesser of their own or Golden State's picks, as first relayed by Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com.

The Pistons will waive guard Tim Frazier to clear a roster spot and complete the trade.

Drummond has a $28.75 million player option on his contract at the end of the season. So he could exercise the option, opt out and become a free agent, or sign an extension with the Cavs. 

League sources strongly believe that Drummond will pick up the contract option over the summer.

Drummond, 26, is averaging 17.5 points and a league-leading 15.8 rebounds. He has been the subject of trade rumors for most of the season.

The same is true of Henson, who is averaging 5.9 points and 3.0 rebounds. Knight has been in and out of the Cavs' rotation this season as a backup to Collin Sexton and Darius Garland. Knight, 28, is averaging 4.9 points.

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keepchucking24
keepchucking24

What is the motivation here for cleveland? I also feel like Detroit could've re-signed him in 2021

ShawnBradley
ShawnBradley

This is a robbery by the Cavs

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sekou420
sekou420

ROBBERY FOR US HAHAHAA GOOD LUCK WITH BUM ASS DRUMMOND

izen
izen

Lol good luck convincing someone better than Drummond to play in Detroit, even with all that cap space

Jafam
Jafam

I agree. Everyone is just assuming it will turn out badly. I don't think fans can know players at a distance well enough to gauge how they will respond. Drummond apparently wasn't thrilled by being traded. He says he gave his heart & soul to the Pistons, so he's apparently capable of committing. Maybe he has a very good experience w the Cavs and they w him. Maybe they coach him into being a better player and integrate him into the team more than was done in Detroit. Maybe he gives his all to the Cavs & signs w them. How can you not pay a small price for a reasonable chance at a very good thing? How do you escape loserdom except by making a series of bets, each w a positive value? I think this is a far better outcome for the team than any of the other options so endlessly discussed.

pete
pete

Drummond, Sexton, Garland could be something 🤔

izen
izen

So... does Tristan Thompson get released? Also it makes me sad that there's now 60 million on the book for Love and Drummond smh

Uglyguy
Uglyguy

Currently, in Detroit


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