Andre Drummond's time with the Cleveland Cavaliers appears to be coming to an end.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst, the Cavaliers are "no longer planning to play" Drummond as they work to move him ahead of the trade deadline on March 25.
Reporting with @WindhorstESPN: The Cleveland Cavaliers are no longer planning to play center Andre Drummond as they work to trade the two-time All-Star prior to the NBA's March 25th deadline, sources told ESPN.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 15, 2021
According to The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Toronto Raptors and Cavaliers have "engaged in active talks" on a potential deal for Drummond, although Wojnarowski added that there are " no serious, ongoing trade discussions with any team now."
The Raptors and Cavaliers are engaged in active talks on potential Andre Drummond deal to Toronto/Tampa, per sources.- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 15, 2021
Details about that and more on Inside Pass at @TheAthletic: https://t.co/TkABHOgrFp
Drummond has appeared in 25 games with the Cavaliers this season, posting averages of 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 blocks.
According to Wojnarowski, the Cavaliers are moving to make Jarrett Allen, whom the team acquired from the Brooklyn Nets last month, the long-term starting centre and believe it would be unfair to Drummond to limit his minutes.
Drummond will be an unrestricted free agent at the season's end, with this being the last year of his contract.
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