UPDATE, Jan. 4, 11:29 p.m. — Drummond acknowledged the trade rumors to reporters after Saturday’s game.
Drummond said he’s been hearing trade rumors since he signed his contract. Obviously expects this stuff this time of the year.— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) January 5, 2020
Boston, Dallas, Toronto have also registered interest in Andre Drummond, according to sources. Drummond has relationships with Kristaps Porzingis and Kyle Lowry— Vincent Goodwill (@VinceGoodwill) January 3, 2020
Detroit and Atlanta have been engaged in talks on a trade centered on Andre Drummond, league sources tell ESPN. No deal imminent, but Detroit is talking to Hawks and several other teams on Drummond, sources said.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 3, 2020
So right now it looks like these are just talks and nothing is on the horizon as far as a trade is concerned. Still, this is the second time Woj has mentioned Drummond potentially on the move and the first time a team has been linked to the center specifically. Shams Charania of The Athletic just reported earlier today that the Hawks are seeking a center and Drummond would be a hell of a get for Atlanta.
Drummond is in the midst of another season in which he’s leading the NBA in rebounding with 15.8 per game. He’s also averaging a career-high 17.6 points. The Hawks are currently at the bottom of the standings at 7-27, but the addition of Drummond to a young core of Trae Young and John Collins could turn things around quickly. Drumm also is in the last year of his contract with a player option for 2020-21, so he is due to a big contract extension, something the Hawks could afford.