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NBA News: Andrew Bynum in town to meet with Cavaliers

Cleveland’s interest in free agent center Andrew Bynum and his interest in signing with the Cavs is apparently enough for the former Laker and Philadelphia 76er to come visit. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that the Cavaliers and Bynum are meeting face-to-face on Monday.

The possibility exists that Bynum’s interest in visiting Cleveland is to try and force a multi-year deal from the Dallas Mavericks. It was reported this weekend that the Cavaliers had a “lucrative” one-year offer in place, which Stein reiterates today. Having considerable cap space, the Cavs can offer Bynum roughly $12 million for 2013-14 despite already having reportedly agreed to terms with forward Earl Clark and guard Jarrett Jack. Bob Finnan of Cleveland’s News Herald adds that this number can increase if the team decides to part ways with guard/forward CJ Miles.

Though injured for all of last season, Bynum offers considerable upside along with the risk as he averaged 18.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 35.2 minutes per night in 2011-12 and is just 25 years old.

[Related: Cavaliers need to walk away from Bynum]

  • saggy

    It’s gonna be really fun watching my Nets next season. I'”ll send pictures!!

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    same difference

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Anyone but Miami just remember to give shout outs to the Celtics!

  • LouBrown

    One year deal downside Bynum never sees the court and/or is a cancer in locker room. Either way what does that hurt for one season when team isn’t going to conten anyway. Potential long-term positives though if he returns to all star caliber form are Bird rights, expiring contract trade deadline asset or sign and trade in the offseason. Just do it.

  • Harv 21

    Think his Bird rights expired after he left Philly, which had the last of his Lakers contract. You need 3 years with one team or a combo of the team that signed you and the team that traded for you. He’d be coming here as a FA, not under the Lakers contract. If I’m wrong hope someone corrects me.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    The real question about Bynum to CLE is how does it affect our trade leverage for Andy, TT, and BigZ2?

  • mgbode

    isn’t BigZ2 Alex Len?

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Well, we’ve got to call Zeller SOMETHING.

    And Len is from Ukraine, not Lithuania. You know what the Ukraine is? It’s a sitting duck. A road apple, mgbode. The Ukraine is weak!

  • mgbode

    Ukraine is game to you !?!!

  • mgbode

    Tyler is “the other Zeller feller”
    no, not that Zeller; the better other Zeller feller

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    Now that Cody is in the Association, we could call Tyler “Old Zeller” although it will make it that much harder to put him down when he gets rabies from some Minnesotan.

  • mgbode

    but Luke is “Old Zeller”

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    I forgot about him. This is starting to sound like some kooky sitcom. “My Three Zellers”? “Two Zellers, a Zeller, and a Pizza Shop”?

  • mgbode

    Mork and the Zellers (everything is better with Mork)

  • Robert Stone

    Word has it that the Sixers paid for his airplane ticket…