While the Los Angeles Lakers are seen as the favorites to sign free agent center Andre Drummond, the Boston Celtics are reportedly in a serious race to acquire the veteran big man.
– Evan Massey (@massey_evan) March 27, 2021
Drummond, whose contract was ending at the end of this season, was bought by the Cleveland Cavaliers. That move then began to compete for position among contending teams looking to sign him.
The 27-year-old Drummond has averaged a double-double throughout his NBA career. That production would surely help an injury-plagued Lakers team still missing LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
However, the Celtics are doing their best to sign Drummond after acquiring Evan Fournier from the Orlando Magic before Thursday’s trade deadline. They also acquired a couple of big men, although adding Drummond would offer more potential production on the floor.
With James and Davis set to return at some point, the Lakers are hoping Drummond will sign with them for what they hope is another long postseason.
Whether or not that possibility is enough to improve the Celtics’ next offer remains to be seen.