NBA Rumors: Celtics Emerging As Serious Contenders For Andre Drummond

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(via Fadeaway World)

(via Fadeaway World)

With the trade deadline officially behind us, the focus has shifted to the buyout market as contending teams try to make last-minute adjustments to their roster.

No doubt, one of the best names available right now is Andre Drummond, an old-school rim runner who brings size and skill in the paint. Every indication so far tells us he is likely headed to L.A., but a new team has entered the fold for his services: the Boston Celtics.

(via Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports)

"The Celtics met with Andre Drummond today. Boston would like to add him to fill their hole in the middle. Boston has a real shot at him."

The Celtics have a solid core in Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker. But with a relatively thin frontcourt, Drummond could drastically improve the roster with his particular skill set as a rebounder and shot-blocker.

This season, he's averaging 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game on 47% shooting.

And while his game is still very much flawed, his upcoming decision could shake up the NBA's balance of power in a big way. Whether it's L.A. or Boston, he will be someone to watch throughout these next few days and weeks.