Andrew Bynum suspended by Cavs, likely to be dealt

12/28/13 in NBA   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Andrew Bynum suspended by Cavs, likely to be dealtThe Cavs took a shot in acquiring Andrew Bynum this offseason as they try to accelerate their rebuild into the playoffs. The relationship between team and player has turned into a disaster, as reports are that the Cavs have suspended Bynum indefinitely, and plan to trade him as quickly as possible.

According to a source to Yahoo Sports, Bynum "doesn't want to play basketball anymore."

Bynum is in the first year of a 2 year, $24.6 million deal with Cleveland. However, only $6 million of this year's salary is guaranteed if he is waived before January 7. This gives the Cavs an out if they can't trade him and the situation is truly as untenable as reported. Bynum is averaging exactly 20 minutes a game in 24 games for the Cavs, averaging 8.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks. His PER is about average at 15.44. The Cavs, who aspired for the playoffs, got off to a terrible start and are 10-18. Thanks to the putrid Eastern Conference, that's still just a game and a half from the 8th seed. Getting anything decent from Bynum could be a big help as Cleveland tries to avoid egg on their face.

As for Bynum, if he doesn't want to play basketball anymore, he could retire and no one could legitimately blame him. However, he did sign a contract and if he's not going to quit, he should at least try hard. Of course, we only have one unconfirmed side of the story.

One other thing, the dysfunction and the losing in Cleveland this year should end any and all speculation that LeBron will come back. Just end it now and save a lot of hot air and column inches.
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview