NBA Power Rankings week 16: OKC Thunder and teams post deadline

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OKC Thunder, NBA Power Rankings W16 Andre Drummond #3 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to the Atlanta Hawks bench (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

13-40. Previous: 30th. Cleveland Cavaliers. 30. team. 156.

Cleveland Cavaliers:

Offense: (106.0) 24th
Defense: (115.4) 29th
Net: ( minus -9.4) 30th

Results Week 16: (0-3) Lost vs. Knicks: 134-139 (OT), Thunder: 103-109, Clippers:133-92
Games Week 17: (1 game) Weds vs Hawks

Perhaps the oddest trade of all the deadline deals witnessed Andre Drummond arriving in Cleveland.

Drummond has a player option on his deal with $28,751,775 owing next season if he opts in this summer. Given the move away from bigs in the sport, it seems likely he’ll opt in even though he’s indicated otherwise.
If the Cavaliers don’t buy out Tristan Thompson (which they say they won’t) he will be a free agent this summer. Cleveland tried unsuccessfully to move Thompson and Kevin Love. The latter is tied up through 2022-23 with $28.9 M this season $31.1M for the next two seasons and $28.9M in the final season making his contract virtually impossible to move.

With the trio on the roster that’s $76,190,905 tied up in three frontcourt players for a team headed to the lottery. Again, a very, very odd choice to add Drummond which begs the question — what exactly does Koby Altman plan on doing with this team moving forward?