Drummond’s name has been swirling in trade rumors the past few weeks. It’s mostly because Blake Griffin is likely going to miss most of the season and the Pistons don’t have much to play for. It makes sense for them to hit the reset button and deal Drummond, retaining assets while also holding a relatively high slot in the NBA Draft lottery.
As for the Knicks, I mean, they aren’t really going anywhere, but they love this type of “buy when we should sell” mentality. If they add Drummond, sure, they get a nice asset on top of a player they could pair with a free agent or two in order to form a competitive team. But it all seems like wishful thinking. The Knicks have some assets that could entice the Pistons, but again, they aren’t in much of a position to be dealing off young players or draft picks to add an elite rebounder. Drummond is among the top centers in the NBA, but he isn’t a No. 1 or even No. 2 option in my eyes.