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Cleveland Cavaliers would like to trade Andre Drummond before working on a buyout on Friday. The Cavaliers would like to get back something for the veteran center, however they did not find a deal.

Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com reported Saturday the Cavs tried to use Drummond as a facilitator in Kyle Lowry’s trade negotiations to help a team land the vteran guard.

“There was interest. Sources say the Cavs were in talks with the Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks, among others, throughout deadline day. Cleveland was prepared to use Drummond as a way to facilitate at least one of the bigger Kyle Lowry deals. But it never came about,” Fedor wrote

The Raptors did not trade Lowry, and Drummond stayed put until he and the Cavaliers reached a buyout agreement. Now, as a free agent, Drummond attracts interest from several teams.

Cleveland kept Drummond out of action since February 12, as they were working in ways to trade the veteran bigman. Since he became a free agent, the Lakers, the Knicks and the Celtics are among the teams interested.

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