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Mar 16, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum (33) prior to the game against the Indiana Pacers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Pacers 98-91. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Free Agency: Hawks, Mavericks Unable to Match Cavs Offer to Andrew Bynum?

Former Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum is being pursued by a variety of teams this NBA free agency period including the Atalanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks.

However, it’s the Cleveland Cavaliers that have the edge after a two-year, $24 million offer.  Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio writes that both the Hawks and Mavs are likely not going to find a way to top Cleveland’s offer:

While there’s been no speculation as to what the Mavs or Hawks are proposing to Bynum, many league executives feel it will be difficult to top the Cavs’ offer. That’s especially the case when you consider Bynum is viewed as a major risk after missing all of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers with knee issues.

This news should not come as a surprise. Bynum has shaky knees and the Cavs are offering a huge amount of money for both an injury and attitude risk.

Dallas seems to be out of the running because of recent signings. Atlanta may have the space to make a competitive offer, but its efforts seems to be focused elsewhere.

As of right now it appears Bynum is headed to Cleveland.


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