Left with an open roster spot after Thursday’s trade deadline deals, the Celtics are expected to be active on the buyout market. After trading Daniel Theis, the team is in need of an experienced center, and that appears to be where their attention is at.
According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, the Celtics are on the list of teams expected to be in the running for Andre Drummond, who was officially bought out by Cleveland on Friday. The Celtics have been linked to Drummond for over a month now, and Adrian Wojnarowski called them a “team to watch” on that front on Wednesday.
If they add Drummond, the Celtics would get an interior presence on both ends of the floor. Through 25 games this season, the 27-year-old is averaging 17.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. He’d also add considerable size at 6-foot-10, 280 pounds.
Along with the Celtics, Drummond is expected to “listen to pitches” from the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Charlotte Hornets, according to Haynes. The way the NBA structures buyouts, whichever teams lands Drummond should be able to do so for a prorated veteran minimum contract.
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