With the Cleveland Cavaliers on the verge of becoming relevant again in the NBA, I have mixed feelings on the reports of possibly signing Andrew Bynum. After watching the “Chosen One” wait until the last day of free agency and take his talents else where and leaving the Cavaliers no time to sign anyone else and with no draft picks in the upcoming NBA draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers have done a remarkable job drafting and pursuing some of the NBAs’ most talented players. Now that Cleveland has put themselves in playoff potential, I am concerned on whether they should bring a potential “cancer” on the team.
The Cavaliers are waiting on word from Andrew Bynum, as well as Atlanta and Dallas, for his decision on where he wants to take his “Big Man” services for the upcoming season.
If you missed last season, Bynum did not play a single minute, play or even better yet, a single second last year for the Philadelphia 76ers. Bynum was dealing with knee injuries, a major black mark against Bynum, who always stays hurt.
Cleveland made the offer, which includes a team option in the second year, during his visit to the Cavaliers’ facility Monday. Now Bynum did not work out, of course, but the team examined him thoroughly. Sources are telling us the offer is worth $24 million.
Are you serious?? I know that the NBA is lacking good quality “Big Men”, but $24 million straight out the gate?? I can see a one-year deal worth $5 to $7 million to start, with stipulations, but $24 million???
Bynum has been a “cancer” on more than one occasion. We all sat back and laughed when we watched him tell LA that he will pretty much do what he wants and take what ever shots he wants. As we watched while he embarrassed himself with three-point attempts. Then watched his attitude, immaturity and lack of dedication self destruct the Lakers. Talented guy…YES, wanting to be an actual athlete…NO.
The Philadelphia project was even more embarrassing. Trying hard to get attention, not playing and trying to be an attention getter. I know Philadelphia and LA are glad to be rid of this “cancer”, but it seems that not all teams are willing to stay “cancer” free.
We will watch to see what team lands him and how they deal with him. With Cleveland being one of the front runners for LeBron James after next season, it will be interesting on if and how this affects that. Time will tell.