Posted January 07, 2014

Bulls waive Andrew Bynum on day after trade

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Andrew Bynum's next move could be to sign with the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers or the Miami Heat. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

Andrew Bynum’s next move could be to sign with the Knicks, Clippers or Heat. (Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

In an expected move, the Chicago Bulls waived center Andrew Bynum on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the team acquired the former All-Star in a trade that sent forward Luol Deng to the Cavaliers.

As Ben Golliver of The Point Forward writes, the Bulls will also receive draft picks in the trade, which many viewed as Chicago dumping salary and gaining future assets.

The Bulls announced the move on Tuesday. (Ken Berger of CBS Sports first tweeted the news.) The move sends Bynum to free agency, effectively making him eligible to sign with any team once he clears waivers in 48 hours.

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The cap-clearing move for Chicago allows the team to avoid paying Bynum the $6.3 million remaining on his $12.3 million partially guaranteed contract.

By getting rid of Deng, the Bulls no longer have to pay the $14.3 owed to him this season; it was reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports that Deng had rejected a $30 million contract extension from Chicago last week. The 28-year-old All-Star leaves Chicago behind only Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Bob Love for points scored in franchise history.

Bynum is reportedly drawing interest from a number of teams, including the injury-plagued New York Knicks, the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers in what would likely be a veteran’s minimum offer for the two-time NBA champion.

Plagued by knee injuries throughout his career, Bynum made 24 appearances for the Cavs this season, averaging 8.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 19 minutes per game.

Deng will face his old team in approximately two weeks when the Cavs host the Bulls on Jan. 22. The NBA deadline for all trades is less than a month later on Feb. 20.

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17 comments
JayOfDaJungle
JayOfDaJungle

He'll get one more team to take a chance on him, then he'll end up getting suspended for conduct detrimental, get waived and be done.  Being from Philly I tried to tell Cavs fans, dude doesn't want to play.  He's trying to milk as much money as possible and then he'll be gone.

KingBrody
KingBrody

What a waist of an NBA uniform nobody should sign this selfish idiot just do everybody a favor and just disappear from the NBA damn clown!!!!


6marK6
6marK6

Bynum shrugged off the move, saying he "wasn't going to play hard for them anyways."

Bazelope
Bazelope

Andrew Bynum is the only center I ever saw that makes Benoit Benjamin look like a hard worker.  This fat pig could care less about hoops.  he just wants the money some moron will offer him in the hope that he will get motivated   . . . .   Which he won't!

Bazelope
Bazelope

Andrew Bynum will find yet another billionaire owner to take a chance on his fat A$$!  And he'll screw up again and again.  Why?  Because he is an idiot!  Period.

creeper74
creeper74

Folks, you're witnessing the end of Bynum's career.  He might've been given the gifts to play basketball, but he doesn't have the will to do it.  Pour a little liquor out, then move on.

friendly--neighborhood--scrawler
friendly--neighborhood--scrawler

Thank you Mrac "mr abvious" Weinreich... the way news should work.... is not about writing articles to justify getting a pay check but informing the public..ie information / news... now if the Bulls held on to Andrew NOW that would be NEWS...

over / under of games before Andrew is playing for the Clipps or Miami.. i say  2 games tops excluding tonight..

I think New York needs to fold that franchise or clean house at best of everyone.. i cant believe what Melo did to that franchise and now he wants out? i saw Melo's game from a mile away, you can't win with guys like him on or off the court..... street ball yes, but not in organised sports.. also why are they attempting to go after Andrew.. are they that clueless?

jdane
jdane

He's made 10s of millions doing nothing.   Why would he suddenly accept a veteran's minimum from a team that actually expects him to put out some effort?

Sportsfan18
Sportsfan18

Knicks have Amare and his bad knees so OF COURSE they're interested in Bynum and his bad knees.


At least Bynum won't cost what Amare does, but Amare at least produces the few min's he's on the court.

ITATTRACTS
ITATTRACTS

@jdane He wouldn't, and that's why he hopefully saved some of those millions, cause he's done.