Free agent center Andre Drummond has agreed to a two-year, $6.6 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday. The second year is a player option.
The 28-year-old big man had a strong second half for the Brooklyn Nets after being dealt out just before the close of trading as part of the package James Harden sent to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Nets players and coaches expressed appreciation for how hard Drummond played deep, as he averaged 11.8 points and 10.3 rebounds in 24 regular-season games with Brooklyn.
Drummond became a reliable presence on the floor with the Nets and a popular presence off it due to his easy-going personality. While Brooklyn had a variety of center options on the roster, including young big man Nic Claxton and veteran LaMarcus Aldridge, it was Drummond that Nets coach Steve Nash typically trusted for heavier minutes last season.
ESPN’s Nick Friedell contributed to this report.
https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/34176019/andre-drummond-agrees-2-year-66-million-deal-chicago-bulls-nba-free-agency-sources-say Andre Drummond agrees to 2-year, $6.6 million deal with Chicago Bulls in NBA free agency, sources say