The Cavs are shopping Andre Drummond at the moment and no one’s biting, but one writer’s idea has shown the best idea so far for a trade.
The Cavs sat center Andre Drummond down a few weeks ago to begin shopping him around to an NBA team that may want him. The idea was that if Drummond sat, he wouldn’t get hurt. Insuring his value would be high. Yet, another reason could be due to his poor play beginning to be a problem.
Maybe he’s not motivated, maybe he’s just not as good as advertised. Either way, the Cavs are sitting him until they can move him. Problem is, there’s no way word on anyone having any interest in him, and most of the trade ideas thrown around aren’t that enticing.
Yet, Brett Siegel of NBAanalysis.net has a great trade offer for the Cavs. Maybe not so much for their trade partner in this scenario, the Bulls, but here we are.
Now, this a trade for players exactly. Otto Porter and Chandler Hutchinson are forwards, but neither should be expected to stick around long term. Porter has only played 30 games over the last two years, and his expiring deal is the sticking point here. Hutchinson would only be a body or a smaller piece to a bigger trade, as he’s averaging less than two points per game.
The real get is the three draft picks. While the Bulls are cruising for a playoff spot in 2021, they could easily crash back to Earth in 2022, making that first-round pick really enticing. Even if they stay good, that’s still a first-round pick that could net the Cavs something nice.
The two second-round picks are bonuses but that doesn’t mean they can’t still be used to acquire good talent. It’s a good trade for the long-term. Just, maybe not for the Bulls.