The New York Knicks were one of the teams reported last week to be interested in center Andre Drummond.
That appears to no longer be the case, or perhaps never was the case.
According to Marc Berman of the New York Post, the Knicks have “no interest” in trading for Drummond.
From Berman’s report:
According to an NBA source, the Knicks have no interest in a trade despite a report the Pistons approached them about a deal — and it makes absolutely no sense to give up pawns for Drummond if he’s opting out. But it will also make no sense if the Knicks don’t go after Drummond this July, even if they possess a young 7-foot-1 center they think can develop into something special.
Later after the initial report of the Knicks talks with the Pistons on Drummond, we found out it was actually Detroit who approached New York on a deal based around Julius Randle and Frank Ntilikina for Drummond.
The Knicks appear comfortable moving forward with Mitchell Robinson as their center of the future. He has averaged 9.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.7 blocks per game this season.
Drummond has averaged 17.3 points and a league-leading 15.7 rebounds per game to go along with 2.7 assists, two steals, and 1.8 blocks.
The trade deadline is on Thursday, February 6th.
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