Posted July 09, 2013

Andrew Bynum reportedly receives 2-year, $24M offer from Cavaliers

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The oft-injured Andrew Bynum reportedly received a two-year, $24 million offer from the Cavs. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

The oft-injured Andrew Bynum reportedly received a two-year, $24 million offer from the Cavs. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/Getty Images)

Free agent center Andrew Bynum has reportedly received a two-year, $24 million offer from the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Officials from the Cavaliers are reportedly pushing for Bynum to accept the offer. Wojnarowski said the front office could lose patience fast while waiting for Bynum to decide whether to accept it.

Rescinding the offer wouldn’t be anything new for this free agency period; earlier in July, the Sacramento Kings rescinded their four-year, $56 million offer to Andre Iguodala. Perhaps as the Cavs are now with Bynum, the Kings felt that Iguodala was taking too long to accept the offer and could have been using it as leverage for a larger deal elsewhere. Days later, the former Denver Nuggets swingman ended up signing with the Golden State Warriors for four-years, $48 million.

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Bynum, who missed all of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers because of knee issues, left Cleveland after his meeting with the team on Monday and traveled to Atlanta to discuss a possible deal with the Hawks, according to Wojnarowski. The Cavs have since reached out to Minnesota Timberwolves unrestricted free agent forward Andrei Kirilenko and Dallas Mavericks unrestricted free agent forward Elton Brand.

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The Cavs reportedly want a team-option on the second year of the proposed contract for the 25-year-old Bynum. If he proves this coming season to be back to his 2012 All-Star days when he averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds with the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cavs would want to minimize their risk in possibly losing him to a larger deal in free agency next summer. According to Wojnarowski, Bynum is believed to be seeking “high money” on a one-year deal that would allow him to command an even larger contract next summer. In June 2012, the  Lakers exercised their $16.1 million option for Bynum for the 2012-13 season. Two months later, he was sent to Philadelphia as part of a trade that sent Dwight Howard to the Lakers and Iguodala to the Nuggets.

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12 comments
MikelArtist
MikelArtist

two-years, $24 million offer by cavs...... including andrew bynums EGO's..... goodluck...!!!

KevinTravers
KevinTravers

A lot of assumptions about this guy, lol. It's hard to keep healthy as a 7 foot tall athlete. Physics are working against you.

J Taylor
J Taylor

I thank Bynum for his contributions in LA. But now, i warn every team to steer clear. The only reason why he played well in LA was that Kobe and LA demanded it. He likes to play, he likes to win, but i am not sure that his heart is 100% focused on basketball. 

For the Cavs, i hope this is another media stunt and that it falls through like the rest of their stunts.


drmuon
drmuon

He's a bum don't do it! Ask the Sixers!!

ITATTRACTS
ITATTRACTS

That's a lot of money to pay someone to sit in street clothes and look goofy. 

dtwin
dtwin

Seriously?  $12Million per?  I'd rather burn it to heat a homeless shelter and get more satisfaction.  How is this constantly injured guy worth that kind of cabbage?  When he is healthy he might not be worth it so how is it possible when he isn't?  AND, he thinks he's all THAT.  I agree with the other comments.  The Cavs are flushing their money if they give it to this guy.  

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

I would understand NBA teams flushing money down the tubes on losers such as Bynum if there was at least one, just one, instance of a basket case like him proving worth the gamble. But there isn't. Injury prone, head cases are a complete waste of time and money.

Mike26
Mike26

Bynum is a high school loser that will NEVER be worth a penny of what he's stolen from teams.  He will be broke and homeless within 2 years after NBA FINALLY getting smart about him - in about 5 more years.  He is a waste of NBA oxygen - period.

pcwhite2
pcwhite2

@Mike26 

Uhh, no, Bynum will certainly not be broke and homeless.  He is actually a pretty smart guy.  His issue is that he has absolutely no love of the game.  However, he knows that since is a good if oft-injured big man, someone will pay him money on the off chance he is healthy AND is motivated.

I would NEVER sign Bynum, because of his lack of passion and old man knees.  I would sign Greg Oden 100 times before Bynum.

Mike26
Mike26

@pcwhite2 @Mike26 PC:

We'll see about that - I've yet to see anything that shows him exuding intelligence.

ITATTRACTS
ITATTRACTS

@pcwhite2 @Mike26 nah, he'll be out in two years tops. he better pray he plays well this year. there are enough big men, and more athletic ones around now. 

J Taylor
J Taylor

@ITATTRACTS @pcwhite2 @Mike26  

Doubtful, his agent will get him a big chunk of guaranteed money. That's all bynum, is angling for. He's very smart and understands exactly what he has to do to maximize his final year(s) in the NBA. 

He's too smart for his own good, understands money, but has no real interest in basketball beyond the fact that it's his cash-cow at the moment.