Execs Expect Andre Drummond To Sign With Lakers After Buyout

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Andre Drummond is expected to be bought out by the Cleveland Cavaliers if he is not traded by the deadline and the Los Angeles Lakers are considered the favorites to sign him once he clears waivers, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN.

“The league believes, and I know that’s a vague statement, but I’m saying it that way to avoid trapping myself,” said Windhorst on his podcast. “The league believes, numerous teams I’ve talked to believe that Andre Drummond is heading for the Lakers if slash when he gets bought out.

“And there’s a growing belief that LaMarcus Aldridge, the leader for LaMarcus Aldridge is the Heat.

“Now, let’s see how everything plays out this week. The Heat could make moves that change their dynamic. Other teams could make moves that change their dynamic. I know the L.A. teams have interest in LaMarcus too and the way things go, that could end up being the case.

“Multiple people I’ve talked to in the league with multiple teams believe that’s a possibility.”

Drummond was traded by the Detroit Pistons to the Cavaliers at last year’s deadline.