The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to keep their free agent options open for 2014, so they’re willing to giving former Los Angeles Lakers big man Andrew Bynum a one year offer to show what he can do.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, both the Cavaliers and Bynum are scheduled to meet today (hopefully not at a bowling alley) in a face-to-face sit down.
Update on Cavs’ pursuit on Andrew Bynum: ESPN sources say Bynum scheduled to be in Cleveland today for face-to-face recruiting sitdown
It’s never been a question of talent for Bynum, more of a desire issue which is somewhat sketchy. Now add in the injury risk and you have yourself a pretty iffy scenario. That said, for a one year run, it makes complete sense for the Cavaliers to see what they can get out of him.
Bynum was acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers last season in the four team deal that sent Dwight Howard to Los Angeles, but never played a game for Philly as he dealt with season long injuries. He was obviously not retained by the Sixers who had zero interest in bringing him back.