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Report: Four teams interested in Andre Drummond [UPDATE]

Detroit and Atlanta have been engaged in talks, while three other teams are also interested in the big man.

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond drives to the hoop against Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert during the first quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE, Jan. 4, 11:29 p.m. — Drummond acknowledged the trade rumors to reporters after Saturday’s game.

UPDATE: The Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors are all reportedly interested in Drummond as well, Vincent Goodwill Yahoo Sports reported Friday evening.

The Detroit Pistons and Atlanta Hawks are engaged in trade talks surround C Andre Drummond, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Friday.

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.