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The Atlanta Hawks are no longer engaging with the Detroit Pistons on a trade that would have landed them All-Star big man Andre Drummond, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Both sides were optimistic weeks ago that a deal would eventually be ironed out to pair rising star Trae Young with another top-tier talent.
But Atlanta is seeking to remain patient, knowing there will be options to improve via the draft and during free agency, sources said. In the deal for Drummond that has been nixed, Detroit would have received Damian Jones, Chandler Parsons or Allen Crabbe (who was dealt to Minnesota on Thursday) and a first-round pick, sources said.
Drummond is expected to decline his $28.8 million player option for the 2020-21 season in order to test free-agency this summer, sources said. Detroit is still actively fielding calls on Drummond, sources said. […] If the Hawks don’t address their center need by the Feb. 6 trade deadline, Drummond is expected to be one of their top targets in free agency, sources said.
The Hawks have discussed sending a package that includes a 2020 first-round pick via the Brooklyn Nets and the salary-cap relief of expiring contracts for Detroit, league sources said. A potential deal would include other assets. There’s an increasing belief inside and outside the Pistons organization that a Drummond deal is growing in likelihood prior to the Feb. 6 NBA trade deadline, league sources said.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Detroit and Atlanta have been engaged in talks on a trade centered on Andre Drummond, league sources tell ESPN. No deal imminent, but Detroit is talking to Hawks and several other teams on Drummond, sources said.
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April 17, 2021 | 8:01 pm EDT Update
Mike Trudell: Frank Vogel said it’s “unlikely” that Anthony Davis plays in Monday’s game against Utah, but they’ll “see where he’s at” presumably after he gets some more work in tomorrow at the practice facility.
Mike Trudell: Andre Drummond said his toe may get sore from time to time moving forward until it’s fully healed, but overall he’s not worried about it and has it under control. Didn’t seem to impact him today (27 points on 10 of 15 FG’s and 7 of 8 FT’s, 8 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block).
Anthony Slater: Warriors just announced that Eric Paschall has begun controlled individual workouts in the Bay Area and the team hopes to get him back in team practice when they return from the road trip next week. He’s been out with a hip flexor strain.