Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly come
to terms on a two-year contract with center Andrew Bynum, who missed the
entire 2012-13 season due to balky knees.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer was one media source to report the agreement, which
is reportedly for two years with $6 million guaranteed in the first year. The
second year is a team option. ESPN reports Bynum's deal is laden with
incentives and could be worth up to $24 million.
The Philadelphia 76ers traded for Bynum last summer, but he never took the
court for his new team after spending his first seven seasons with the Los
Angeles Lakers. The 7-foot center had arthroscopic surgery on both knees in
The 25-year-old Bynum had also been fielding offers from the Atlanta Hawks and
He missed only six games in a shortened 2011-12 campaign that saw him average
career highs of 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds, but he has played a full
season just once in his career after being selected by the Lakers with the
10th overall pick in the 2005 draft.
Bynum will play for Mike Brown, who was the head coach of the Lakers during
the 2011-12 season.
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