NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets may trade Paul Pierce for Andrew Bynum

Dec 28, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (14) walks off the floor dejected after losing to the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Indiana defeats Brooklyn 105-91. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The most interestingly bizarre story in the NBA at the moment surrounds Andrew Bynum and his current situation with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Essentially, Bynum doesn’t want to play for Cleveland and the Cavs don’t want to keep him around. It’s not as toxic a situation as it sounds, but it’s nonetheless going to end in a trade.

That’s where things get interesting as it appears not a whole lot of teams actually want him but many are open tot he idea of somehow getting him if they don’t have to bet the farm. FOXSports NBA writer Sam Amico has some theories on where Bynum could land and one potential trade he brings up is a Bynum for Paul Pierce trade with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets lost center Brook Lopez for the year with a broken foot. Bynum is a center. The Cavs don’t really have a starting-caliber small forward. Pierce is a starting-caliber small forward. If the Nets were smart, they’d consider this. We don’t know if they’re smart.

Pierce hasn’t really panned out for the Nets and their season is circling the drain already. The only problem with this beyond the fact that the Nets wouldn’t want to give up on Pierce is that Bynum would be entering a severely toxic situation which might result in even more reclusive antics.

It’s something to consider, but if one thing is clear it’s that Bynum is on his way out and the Cavaliers could have more options than we think.

Topics: Andrew Bynum, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Paul Pierce

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  • disqus_5CwbeJiNKc

    Bynum is such a cancer. Why would anyone want him, aside from his 1 good season in LA he has been a complete mess and toxic to any team. He can’t stay healthy and won’t even honour his contract as he left Philly and now Cleveland out to dry.
    I’m sure many players don’t like playing for their given team but they are still professional about it and given it their all. Player’s like Bynum are a disgrace to the league (clearly he is not the only one but a perfect example).
    He should be happy Cleveland even gave him a chance yet he is acting as if he is the best player in the league.

  • william escobedo

    If I was Morey I would give this guy a chance dwight starting and Bynum backing him up would be a monster and then they can trade asik with out worrying about replacing a back up center

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