Brooklyn Nets: Latest Cavaliers rumors make a lot more sense than Kevin Love buzz

CLEVELAND, OHIO - JANUARY 20: Andre Drummond #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - JANUARY 20: Andre Drummond #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

OK, these trade rumor with the Cavaliers make a lot more sense for the Nets.

Outside of the electric trio of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, the top storyline surrounding the Brooklyn Nets this season has been some abysmal interior defense, with DeAndre Jordan and Reggie Perry have been getting toasted routinely.

While the Nets have taken their time trying to find replacements, as evidenced by the fact that the Norvel Pelle signing is the only free agency move they’ve made so far, they could come across a potentially game-changing move if the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to cut some salary.

The Nets are reportedly hoping that the Cavaliers buy out Andre Drummond in the hope of getting Jarrett Allen more minutes. While the Nets have been reportedly interested in both JaVale McGee and Kevin Love, getting Drummond would be the best potential move because he could give the Nets a dominant interior presence on the offensive end while bolstering their Swiss cheese-like post defense as soon as he touches down.

Andre Drummond could be the new starting center for the Brooklyn Nets soon

Jordan has some positive aspects to his game, but Drummond can do everything that Jordan can, and then some. Drummond, a former first-round pick who led the league in rebounds four times with the Pistons, is currently leading the NBA in boards once again with 14.6 per game. While his 18.7 points per game scoring average would almost assuredly decrease if he ends up in Brooklyn, he’d be exactly what the Nets need.

While not an amazing defender, Drummond’s bulk and physicality could make things tougher inside for opposing bigs. Arguably the league’s best rebounder, Drummond could help Brooklyn’s struggles on the glass disappear.

The Nets need to cross their fingers with regards to Drummond because they lack the draft capital and players to secure him in a trade. If he does hit the open market via a buyout, Brooklyn needs to give him as much money as possible relative to their salary cap situation in order to solve their biggest issue in this young season.