Cavaliers’ Andre Drummond Has ‘No Impact on the Game’ per NBA Scout

Published 02/16/2021, 10:47 AM EST
Jan 25, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond (3) drives between Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) and center Montrezl Harrell (15) in the first quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports


The Cleveland Cavaliers recently announced that they have no plans to play their center Andre Drummond this season. In fact, they are looking to trade two-time NBA All-Star prior to the trade deadline. But are they treating him fairly? Well, that is one of the hottest topics in the league right now.

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Warriors’ star Draymond Green called out the NBA for double standards. They expect the players to behave with utmost professionalism, but the franchises can do whatever they please. While the future of Drummond is uncertain, things are not looking pretty for the 27-year-old.

Is Andre Drummond an inefficient player?

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After the Cavaliers saga, an NBA scout suggested that Drummond is an inefficient player. Raptors reporter Doug Smith tweeted about the scout’s quote, and the tweet said:

He can get you 30-20 and have no impact on the game.”

With Drummond becoming the topic for everyone, this kind of comment could hinder his trade value. The center has always been a phenomenal rebounder and has developed his offensive game as well.

Unfortunately, he has never led a team to a deep playoff run. Prior to joining the Cavaliers, he spent eight seasons with the Detroit Pistons. In the motor city, Drummond improved his game but again couldn’t lead the team to a respectable playoff run.

With the rumors suggesting him being traded in the coming weeks, one might wonder- where the center will join?

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Can any team benefit from adding Drummond to their team?

Feb 5, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond (3) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks center Bobby Portis (9) and center Brook Lopez (11) during the first quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

While he might not be a great shooter, Drummond can still get the job done. He is one of the top centers in the league and is a double-double machine. Teams like the Celtics and the Raptors could use his output in their efforts to win an NBA title.

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What are your thoughts on the Andre Drummond saga? Do you believe the NBA scout is right? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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