Oct 15, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) before the game against the Boston Celtics at the Wachovia Center. The Sixers defeated the Celtics 107-75. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Cleveland Cavaliers to Pursue Andrew Bynum

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UPDATE: The Blazers will not be interested in Bynum

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Andrew Bynum was a huge flop for the Philadelphia 76ers this season. You know things aren’t going well when your ridiculous hair is what you are the most known for in any given league year, but that won’t stop a number of teams from pursuing the big man in free agency. Two of the teams directly tied to a potential pursuit of Bynum are the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers.

According to Hoopsworld:

The source specifically mentioned the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers as two teams expected to reach out to Bynum along with all of the franchises with cap space that are pursuing center Dwight Howard. Howard is set to meet with the Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets. Of those five, the Hawks, Mavericks and Rockets have the necessary space under the cap to make a max, or near max, offer without needing to do a sign-and-trade.

Cleveland passed on adding one of the top big men in the 2013 NBA Draft class, so their interest in Bynum is a bit puzzling. The same goes for Portland, who doesn’t have the greatest history with big men that have chronic knee issues.

Whatever the cause for their interest, it is hard to deny that Bynum is still very young with plenty of untapped potential.

If he can get healthy and motivated, he would be worth the risk, but that is a big “if.”

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