Two-time All-Star Andre Drummond says he plans to choose his player option that will keep him in Cleveland for another year.
Drummond, who was traded to the Cavaliers by the Detroit Pistons in February, has a $ 28.75 million option for the 2020-21 season.
He said in the Tuesday episode of the ESPN podcast Le Batard & Friends – STUpodity that he will “definitely” be in Cleveland next season.
“Yes, it will be difficult to resign, so you can count on me still being in Cleveland,” Drummond said when asked if he plans to exercise his option.
“I will definitely be in Cleveland.”
The Cavaliers switched guard Brandon Knight, forward John Henson, and minor from the 2023 Cleveland and Golden State second round elections to acquire Drummond.
Cavs general manager Koby Altman said in February that Drummond was worth betting on even though he could become a free agent this summer.
“For us, I think that in terms of his age and what he brings to our team, we absolutely consider it a potential long-term game,” Altman said. “Obviously he has a player option which, if he picks up, we think we are in good shape in terms of our capitalization space. There is no better money spent than Andre Drummond if he chooses his player option.”