Toronto Raptors fans have held an interest in Andre Drummond‘s services for several years now, this season more than ever.
The Rebound King is a guy you can count on for a double-double every night in the rebounds and points column.
Although Drummond does most of his work around the paint, he can space the floor and would create more open shots for the Raptors shooters. Averaging 1.4 steals and 1.6 blocks during his career – Drummond can get it done on the defensive side of the ball as well.
Drummond would be the man to go against the all-stars of the center position and create mismatches against any player that can’t compete with his size and strength.
He may be a bit limited offensively (although efficient at hitting open jumpers), but it doesn’t matter – he brings exactly what the Toronto Raptors need.
What should the Raptors do with the Center position?
All of the aforementioned players are impending UFAs but don’t expect any of them to last long on the open market if they hit it.
The Toronto Raptors are not far away from being a competitive team in the Eastern Conference. Why waste a year of your young players’ primes when these (potentially) available names can put you right back in the playoff mix.
It really comes down to what Masai sees as the best chance to win, be that this year or sometime soon down the road. One thing he won’t do though is sitting around while a team mulls in mediocracy.