The Dallas Mavericks are cautiously exploring adding Andrew Bynum. Once upon a time they added an injury prone center named Tyson Chandler, and their medical staff kept him healthy and he led them to the franchise’s first NBA Title.
In fact the Mavs have included that very example and their medical staff in their pitch to Andrew Bynum.
The Dallas Mavericks don’t have the most cap space to pursue Bynum compared to other clubs bidding for Bynum’s services. To clear space a trade could be made to unload Shawn Marion’s salary and make room.
But according to the Dallas Morning News’ Eddie Sefko, the Mavs are reluctant to do so.
There are several other teams that have more cap space now than the Mavericks, who are very hesitant to jettison Shawn Marion and his appetizing, expiring contract next season. He’s helped win a lot of basketball games in the last four seasons and can help win a lot more this season.
That seemingly rules Dallas out of the running if they’re not willing to part with Marion. And Sefko says it gets worse.
Bynum’s agent, obviously, is trying to maximize his client’s value and if a team with more salary cap space is interested in Bynum, that will trump the Mavericks.