Cavs’ Andre Drummond has been working on his music amid hiatus

Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond (right) talks with Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum after a game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond (right) talks with Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum after a game. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond has been working on his music during the NBA’s season suspension, which is a really cool way for him to keep busy.

Cleveland Cavaliers center Andre Drummond is just like other NBA players right now.

He’s been looking for things to do/keep busy during the NBA’s season suspension and while so many are being recommended/needed to be distanced socially in relation to the novel coronavirus pandemic, that only makes sense.

Larry Nance Jr., for example, is an avid gamer, and he’ll be competing in a Bleacher Report FIFA tournament this week, which will be streamed on B/R Football’s YouTube channel. In that, I’ll be pulling for Nance to win as a Cavs fan.

For Drummond, who has also previously competed in an ESPN NBA 2K20 tourney, as KJG’s Billy Beebe highlighted, an additional outlet for him is working on his music, which is awesome to hear, too.

Here’s more in regards to what Drummond, who has been in Miami during the hiatus with family, has been working on as a DJ/artist, and has been able to heard on Instagram Live, via ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk and Malika Andrews.

"“On April 20, the Cleveland Cavaliers center kicked off “Drummond Quarantine Radio,” which features Drummond with DJ Drewski from the center’s Miami home.Last week, Drummond hosted a “ladies night” set, when viewers could make song requests. And he put on “Talent Show Thursday,” which featured an appearance by actor and comedian Michael Rapaport, among other special guests.”"

Youngmisuk and Andrews then mentioned how Drummond, whose rap name is “DRUMMXND,” is “planning on releasing his second album, ‘FYI 2,’ soon.”

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Along with that, Youngmisuk and Andrews noted how Orlando Magic swingman Aaron Gordon, who will seemingly be putting out new music soon, recently was on an episode of Drummond’s radio feature, and Gordon, who is planning on involving other athletes, wants Drummond to be involved in his next project.

From there, Youngmisuk and Andrews also emphasized how Gordon “dropped his Dwyane Wade- and dunk contest loss-inspired diss track ‘9 out of 10’ on Monday.”

Orlando Magic Daily’s Philip Rossman-Reich has more on that diss track from Gordon, too.

Moreover, this is cool to hear that Drummond is heavily-involved musically and that he’s seemingly doing well in a tough time amid the NBA’s season suspension and with social distancing being stressed so strongly.

It’s also been amazing to see that Drummond has donated $160,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts, and joined with JBL Audio to donate 10,000 pairs of headphones to schools in the Detroit and Cleveland area to help out students.

In terms of on the floor thus far this season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Drummond, though it’s been an adjustment alongside Kevin Love, Collin Sexton and others, has averaged a solid 17.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks per game, according to Basketball Reference.

That’s been in eight appearances with Cleveland, who acquired Drummond via trade with the Detroit Pistons near the NBA trade deadline.

In terms of what’s next for Drummond/potential options, according to a report’s Chris Fedor, it is “most likely” that the Cavs center will opt into his $28.8 million player option for next season, whenever the offseason ultimately is.

I’d imagine the Cavaliers would want to see the Love-Drummond pairing have more time together potentially if there’s some regular season left down the road, which is uncertain at this point and you can view more in terms of how that could perhaps play out here, or during next season. Both could seemingly be trade candidates as next season progresses, though.

Anyhow, it’s great to hear that Drummond has a musical outlet for him to always go to amid the current hiatus and just in general.

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We’ll keep looking out for when Dre’s second album drops.