Andre Drummond Reportedly Losing Value On Trade Market

Will the Pistons move him no matter what?

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January 29, 2020 - 6:06 pm
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When trade rumors about Andre Drummond first surfaced a few weeks ago, he was said to be worth a first-round pick

The chatter is much different now. 

According to Bobby Marks of ESPN, there "isn't strong interest" in Drummond. A second-round pick is likely the most the Pistons could get:

"Even though Drummond is a double-double presence each night, there isn't strong interest in him as an impending free agent. Drummond certainly could be traded, but is it worth moving him for an expiring contract and a second-round pick?" 

The Hawks reportedly nixed a trade for Drummond that included a first-round pick, then ended talks with the Pistons. The Knicks and Celtics have reportedly backed out of talks as well. And it didn't help Detroit's cause when the Mavs, one of the other teams said to be interested in Drummond, traded for center Willie Cauley-Stein last week. 

At this point, the Pistons may decide it's best to keep Drummond for the rest of the season. He's still expected to decline his option for 2020-21 and test free agency this summer. Detroit will take the cap relief either way. 

The Pistons' fear might be that Drummond opts in next season, putting them on the hook for another $29 million. 

The trade deadline is Feb. 6.