(670 The Score) It’s no secret that the Bulls could use a little more muscle at center in certain matchups. They were reminded of that recently when 76ers star Joel Embiid and Nuggets star Nikola Jokic bullied and powered their way to big performances in victories against the Bulls.
Perhaps with that in mind, Chicago has checked in with a player on the trade market who fits that bill of adding more size. The Bulls have expressed initial interest in Cavaliers center Andre Drummond, Shams Charania of the Athletic reported. The Cavaliers benched Drummond in February to clear more playing time for younger center Jarrett Allen, and they’ve been looking to move Drummond since.
The 6-foot-10, 279-pound Drummond, 27, is averaging 17.5 points and 13.5 rebounds in 25 games this season. He’s in the final season of his contract. The difficulty in trading for Drummond is that he’s making $28.7 million this season. If the Bulls were to pursue him further, forward Otto Porter Jr. could be involved to help match salaries. Porter is making $28.5 million in the final season of his contract, but he has been plagued by injuries. He has been sidelined since Feb. 1 due to lingering back problems.