Even before Andrew Bynum came into the NBA, questions arose about his desire, commitment and work ethic. It also lead to then former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant being caught in a public rant about Bynum’s lack of, well, everything.
But as Bynum elevated his game, the questions about his work ethic quieted down until last season where he was spotted doing a handful of different activities during his knee rehab, activities most people wouldn’t be doing if they had injured knees.
That rubbed the Philadelphia 76ers the wrong way, who let Bynum go after acquiring him last season in the Dwight Howard trade. Bynum never played a game for Philadelphia.
The Cleveland Cavaliers decided to take a chance on the one time talented big man, who says any questions about his work ethic are “nonsense”.
Per Cavs Insider:
Bynum calls questions about his work ethic nonsense
#Cavs Getting career back on track and playing full season his only goal
Bynum’s incentive-laden deal is worth a guaranteed $6 million in the first season and includes a team option for the second year. In all, if goals are met, it could be worth up to $24 million total.