Celtics reportedly keeping close eye on Cavs’ Drummond

Cavaliers center Andre Drummond drives to the basket vs. the Spurs.

The Boston Celtics are monitoring the contract situation involving center Andre Drummond and could be a possible trade partner should the Cleveland Cavaliers decide to make a move, according to Evan Dammarell of Forbes.

Drummond is expected to exercise the $28.7 million player option on his contract, but even if so, will be a free agent at the end of next season. Per Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com, the sides are far apart on an extension.

Also, Drummond said earlier this week he hasn’t yet decided on the option.

“I’m just focusing on what I can worry about. Working on my game,” he told Fedor. “Right now, just worrying about what’s happening with the next couple of months, before the season, whenever it’s time to start, and when that time does come to make that decision everybody will know.

“Right now, I’m a Cleveland Cavalier. In terms of extending, we will find that out when the time comes around.”

Dammerell cited the San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers as others with possible interest in Drummond.

After spending more than seven years with the Detroit Pistons, Drummond appeared in just eight games with the Cavs before the NBA suspended play. He averaged 17.7 points and a league-leading 15.2 rebounds for the season.

“I still haven’t thought much about what’s going to go on with free agency,” he told Fedor. “I’m in close communication with my agent, so we will start to have those conversations relatively soon.

“I’m just letting things play out the way they’re supposed to play out and when that time comes, when we need to make a decision, I will have my answer ready.”

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