Andre Drummond deals: Trade value and potential fits

  • Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series
  • Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers
  • Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system

What is Andre Drummond’s value in a trade?

On Monday, my ESPN colleagues Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst reported that the Cleveland Cavaliers plan to sit Drummond until they can find a new home for him before the March 25 trade deadline. Cleveland is ready to feature the younger Jarrett Allen, acquired from the Brooklyn Nets in last month’s four-team trade, as a starting center.

Having given up a second-round pick and expiring contracts to get Drummond from the Detroit Pistons last February, can the Cavaliers do better this time around? And why has it proved so difficult to get value for a player again averaging a double-double and ranked second in the NBA with 13.5 rebounds per game?

Let’s take a look at those questions, plus potential trade destinations.

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