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Andre Drummond trade rumors: Celtics, Raptors, Mavs, Hawks among potential destinations for Pistons big man


Why Drummond makes sense: The Hawks are reeling with the NBA's worst record, and a "high-ranking team official" reportedly told Trae Young in December that they would get him more help.


While this might be fun and effective in the regular season, it's hard to imagine that being a sustainable strategy in the playoffs against some of the East's best rim-scorers like Giannis Antetokounmpo , Joel Embiid , Bam Adebayo and Domantas Sabonis .


Drummond fits the bill and would give the Raptors a 26-year-old center to form the future core of the franchise alongside Pascal Siakam and possibly Fred VanVleet .


They could sell their fan base on a potential "big three" of Beal, Wall and Drummond with emerging players like Davis Bertans , Troy Brown, Hachimura and Thomas Bryant filling in the blanks.


Trade assets: Ian Mahinmi ($15.4M, expiring), Rui Hachimura, Davis Bertans, Thomas Bryant, CJ Miles, Moe Wagner , All of Washington's future first-round picks, starting in 2020.


With the emergence of Devonte' Graham and PJ Washington, the Hornets could convince themselves that adding Drummond to replace the center platoon of Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo would be a big enough upgrade to put them back into playoff contention almost immediately.




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