Detroit Pistons’ center Andre Drummond has a $28.7 million contract option for 2020/21 NBA season, but it seems like he won’t be opting into it. During a recent chat with reporters after Osgood Shoot-out game, Drummond hinted that he will be exploring the free-agent market next summer.
“I’m a free agent next summer,” – Drummond said after a reporter brought up his contract situation.
The 26-year-old All-Star also shared that he is excited about this opportunity.
“Yeah, it should be fun,” – he added. “I’m excited. I think I’m the only one that has a big contract coming up for the year.”
You can check out Drummond’s full press conference below.
The free agency comments caused quite big confusion among Pistons’ fans, so Drummond later decided to clarify them on Instagram. He said that he is excited to go through the process of being a free agent since he never been one, but that this doesn’t mean he is thinking about leaving Detroit.
Since 2020 class of free agents will be one of the weaker ones in recent years, Andre Drummond could stand out as one of the marquee targets for many teams if he puts up a productive season. Drummond averaged a career-high 17.3 points per game last season while also leading the league in rebounds with 15.6.