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NBA Free Agency Rumors: Andrew Bynum Signing with Cleveland Cavaliers for $24 Million?

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    Andrew Bynum looks for an NBA suitor.
By Justin Sarachik, Christian Post Reporter
July 9, 2013|11:20 am

Free agent NBA Center Andrew Bynum was reportedly offered a two-year deal by the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The deal was offered on Monday night said a source with knowledge of the possible deal according to the Washington Post.

Yahoo Sports reports the deal is rumored to be worth $24 million.

"Cavs, remember, would only offer one-year deal IF they decide to proceed on Bynum. But they can offer richest one-year deal out there," Tweets Marc Stein of ESPN, then follows with, "Cavs don't want to do anything to cut into 2014 cap space. So one-year deal is as far as they'll go. Mavs remain Bynum's other prime suitor."

The 25-year-old was involved in a huge four-team trade that saw him leave the Los Angeles Lakers and arrive in Philadelphia to play for the 76ers. However, a preseason knee injury kept him from playing the entire season, ending up as a bust for the team as they traded key franchise players and Dwight Howard go from the Orlando Magic to the Lakers.

Bynum had his best season in the 2011-2012 season where he posted 18.7 points per game and 11.8 rebounds, putting him up there among the league's best Centers.

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His injury history makes him a risky sell, with most teams only offering him one-year deals.

Other places that have expressed interest in the big man are the Dallas Mavericks and the Atlanta Hawks.

Bynum has career averages of 11.7 points per game, 7.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, and 26 minutes per game.

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