“I don’t like it for Randle,” the crew stated. “Drummond performs near the rim, so that you’re limiting what Randle can do. Lengthy-term, it doesn’t make plenty of sense to me.”
The Athletic reported on Monday that the Knicks have thought of signing Drummond if he will get purchased out by Cleveland and providing him a multi-year contract within the offseason. New York has vital cap house within the 2021 offseason, so the membership has the means to signal Drummond to a long-term deal.
However signing Drummond post-buyout would battle with different potential roster strikes the Knicks have thought of in current days. That’s to not counsel that New York may change course and signal Drummond, however some in contact with the membership over the previous week downplayed the potential of them signing Drummond as a buyout candidate.
The Lakers and Nets additionally reportedly have curiosity in signing Drummond if/when he reaches a buyout with Cleveland. So the Knicks, in the event that they certainly have curiosity in Drummond, could have competitors from two championship contenders.
It’s value noting that the Knicks and Pistons had conversations a couple of potential Drummond commerce previous to the 2020 commerce deadline. Nothing materialized and the Knicks later stated that Detroit known as them about Drummond – not the opposite method round. They seemingly needed to distance themselves from the concept that they had been pursuing the All-Star huge man.
In the event that they signed Drummond following a buyout after which re-signed him to a multi-year deal, it will additionally affect Mitchell Robinson’s future with the membership.
The Knicks can provide Robinson a contract extension this offseason. He’s broadly seen as one of many high younger gamers on the membership. Tom Thibodeau has referenced Robinson’s sturdy defensive upside each time he talks about him. So Robinson’s presence is another excuse that it will be a bit stunning for the Knicks to signal Drummond this season after which re-sign him to a multi-year deal.