The Chicago Bulls have acquired the services of Andre Drummond. As reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, a journalist from ESPN, the center has reached an agreement with the Illinois franchise, with which he has signed a two-year contract worth 6.6 million dollars. The second of which, however, is subject to a player optionwhich will give him the possibility of becoming a free agent again next summer if the union is not satisfactory.
Drummond does not arrive precisely at the most buoyant moment of his career, since in recent seasons he has had serious problems finding stability. Since his departure from Detroit in 2020, Andre has gone through four teams in two years with more pain than glory, and his role in each of them has been declining noticeably as his impact on the track has diminished and his shortcomings have become more apparent. Last year, even in a Nets in need of a center like him, he couldn’t establish himself, and in fact ended up disappearing from the rotation in the playoff series against Boston.
The Bulls, however, have chosen to give him another chance, presumably as a backup for Nikola Vucevic. And it is that, even with what has been said, Drummond is and has always been a player with a lot of presence on the rebound, and Chicago will be able to benefit from his impact on that facet and his finishing under the rim for a modest price, which makes this in a low-risk operation for them. At the very least, it looks like they’ll be able to improve the depth of their interior game, something they tried to do last season with the addition of Tristan Thompson, which didn’t quite pan out.
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