J.B. Bickerstaff Praises Andre Drummond’s Professionalism ‘In Difficult Circumstances’

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J.B. Bickerstaff responded to criticism the Cleveland Cavaliers have received for not playing Andre Drummond as the team looks to trade him. Draymond Green spoke out most forcefully on the issue.

Bickerstaff was aware of Green’s comments but avoided saying he disagreed with them.

“Nobody’s opinion should be muted,” Bickerstaff said Wednesday. “Obviously there’s conversations that we’ve had with our guys as far as this process goes that everybody’s not privy to. But again, guys have a right to speak their voice and organizations have to do what’s best for the organization. I think that’s kind of how it works and it shouldn’t be a two-way street, so to speak.”

Bickerstaff again praised Drummond’s professionalism “in difficult circumstances.”

“He’s been great,” Bickerstaff said. “He was in the locker room at halftime having conversations with the guys about what he saw on the floor. He was there after the game. He’s been tremendous through this whole thing and it’s not easy.”