The NBA offseason has been crazy so far, with numerous trades and free agent acquisitions. With Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas, Chris Paul to Houston, Paul George to OKC, Chicago letting go of Butler, and now, Carmelo Anthony moving to Oklahoma, there is no doubt that the upcoming NBA season will be a very exciting one.

Andre Drummond placed on trading block last year

The Detroit Pistons have been very mediocre over the past couple of seasons, with the NBA shifting away from traditional big men and leaning toward athletic stretch fours who can shoot from beyond the arc. Andre Drummond seems to be a player that the Pistons are very hesitant to build around in the upcoming years.

Zach Lowe of NBA ESPN reported that Andre Drummond was shopped last season by the Detroit Pistons but they got very little interest from other teams because traditional big men have regressed in value in the past couple of years. He signed a new contract with the Detroit Pistons as a restricted free agent.

Andre Drummond entered the NBA in the offseason of 2012, drafted first overall by the Detroit Pistons. He has played five seasons for the Detroit Pistons and received his first All-Star selection during the 2015-16 NBA season. He comes into this season With career averages of 13.3 points, 1.5 blocks, 1.2 steals, 0.7 assists, and 12.8 rebounds per game. Drummond shoots 54.8 percent from the field, 26.3 percent from beyond the arc, and 38.1 percent from the charity stripe. As he enters his sixth season in the NBA, Drummond will have to deal with the departure of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.

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Carmelo Anthony has been vocally shopped by the New York Knicks for a long time now this offseason and thoughts of going to the Houston Rockets were put down by the Ryan Anderson contract that was already in place. But now it seems like Melo has expanded his options and has arrived in Oklahoma for the start of the NBA training camps. Shams Charania of The Vertical has reported that the Knicks and the Thunder have finalized a deal that sends Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder in return for Doug McDermott, Enes Kanter, and a future 2nd round draft pick from the Chicago Bulls. Last season Melo averaged 22.4 points, 0.4 blocks, 0.8 steals, 2.9 assists, and 5.9 rebounds per game. He shot 43.3 percent from the field, 36 percent from beyond the arc, and 83.3 percent from the charity stripe.