Two-time all-star and four-time rebounding champ Andre Drummond has been bought out of his contract by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The buy-out was reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Cavaliers hoped to get draft capital for Drummond at the trade deadline, but weren’t able to secure a deal they were comfortable with.
Drummond will now have a chance to sign with a team of his choosing.
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports that Drummond will “listen to pitches” from the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets.
Drummond has been rumored as a target of interest for the injury-decimated Lakers for a while.
As of now, it’s not known how quickly Drummond will choose a team to sign with.
But considering the playoffs are just around the corner, one might assume he’d sign with a team sooner rather than later.
In 25 games this season, Drummond has averaged 17.5PPG and 13.5RPG on 47% shooting from the field.