NBA Free Agency: Cleveland Cavaliers Offer 2-Year Deal To Andrew Bynum
Mar 16, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Pacers 98-91. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
According to Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Cavaliers will offer a two-year contract to free agent center Andrew Bynum. The deal would be incentive-laden, and could be up to $12 million for the former All-Star center who did not play a game last season for the Philadelphia 76ers.
” The Cavs would hold a team option in the second year of the proposed deal, which they feel would provide the needed
flexibility to either keep Bynum if he bounces back in a big way or part ways with him if Bynum’s famously shaky
knees — he had arthroscopic surgery on both knees in March — don’t hold up.”
Bynum is still scheduled to meet with the Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks. The Cavs’ contract offer would contain an option for the 2nd year, the year in which Cleveland hopes to go after Lebron James in free agency.
The deal would also reunite Bynum with head coach Mike Brown, who spent a season together with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bynum had the best season of his career under Brown, averaging 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds while making his only All-Star team. Over the past four seasons, Bynum has averaged 14.7 points and 9.5 rebounds, which still interests a number of teams despite his health concerns.