Cleveland Cavaliers Reportedly Interested in Andrew Bynum

by July 08, 2013

The Dallas Mavericks have competition for free agent center Andrew Bynum — the Cleveland Cavaliers are also said to be pursuing the big fella, if he’s willing to sign a one-year deal. Per ESPN: “Initial indications are that the Cavaliers won’t offer more than a one-year deal to Bynum to preserve all of their projected salary-cap space in the summer of 2014 and the expected free-agent pursuit of LeBron James. But Cleveland does still have roughly $15 million in available salary-cap space to use this summer and, sources say, they have legitimate interest in Bynum. The Mavericks are also actively pursuing Bynum in the wake of Dwight Howard’s decision to sign with the Houston Rockets, sources previously said. The Mavs, though, have launched what sources describe as an ‘exhaustive’ evaluation process regarding Bynum’s problematic knees, wanting to be sure that the 25-year-old’s health can justify a long-term contract after he failed to log a single second of court time for the 76ers in 2012-13. The Atlanta Hawks are the only other known suitors for Bynum, but sources say that free-agent guard Monta Ellis is their priority ahead of Bynum.”