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Andre Drummond traded to Cavs from Pistons

The Detroit Pistons have decided to move on from Andre Drummond, but you may be surprised to hear where the All-Star big man ended up.

Drummond has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported.

Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer reports that the Pistons are getting Brandon Knight, John Henson and a second-round draft pick from Cleveland.

Drummond had been linked to a number of contending teams ahead of Thursday’s deadline, and the Cavs certainly don’t fit that bill with their record of 13-39. They obviously are not acquiring Drummond with the intention of making a playoff run, so they must believe they can re-sign him this summer and build around him going forward.

Drummond is averaging a career-high 17.8 points to go along with 15.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. The Pistons had discussions about him with several teams, and it makes sense that they are getting what they can for him now if they don’t believe he wanted to re-sign with them after the season. However, it’s unclear if the Cavs will have a good shot at re-signing Drummond if he wants to play for a contender.

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