Report: West playoff contender interested in Andre Drummond trade

The Chicago Bulls have been heavily involved in a ton of different trade rumors heading into the trade deadline. Obviously, names like Zach LaVine, Alex Caruso, and DeMar DeRozan will headline the rumors, as they are the best players on the roster, but the Bulls have some other veterans who could be trade candidates, too.

Jevon Carter is a solid 3-and-D guard who could draw interest from teams looking to add ball-handling at the guard spot. Torrey Craig is hurt at the moment, but he could still be brought up in rumors because of his two-way presence and veteran experience.

But perhaps the most intriguing veteran trade candidate on the Bulls roster is Andre Drummond. There could be a bunch of teams looking to add him at the deadline. One of those squads could be the Houston Rockets.

According to Kelly Iko, Shams Charania, and Sam Amick of The Athletic, the Rockets have explored the center market ahead of the deadline, including Drummond.

“The Rockets, league sources said, are also exploring the center market, looking to bolster their rim protection,” Iko wrote. “According to those sources, Houston is keeping tabs on Utah’s Kelly Olynyk, Atlanta’s Clint Capela, Chicago’s Andre Drummond and Portland’s Robert Williams III (who has fans throughout the current coaching staff) among others.”

So far this season, Drummond is averaging 7.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 0.5 assists while shooting 55.5% from the floor.

The Rockets big man rotation currently consists of star starter Alperen Sengun and veterans Jock Landale and Bob Marjanovic, neither of whom sees consistent minutes.

Story originally appeared on Lonzo Wire